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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

FRANCE - No ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron after petition over her status

The French president’s wife, Brigitte Macron, will not be given an official “first lady” title or her own budget, the French government has said following a petition against a proposed change to her status.

A “transparency charter” will be published in the next few days to clarify the position of Emmanuel Macron’s wife, but presidential aides insist her role will be strictly public and not political.

The Élysée has made no official announcement, but officials were forced to react after the petition opposed to the president’s spouse having an official title, status and budget was signed by more than 275,000 people in two weeks.

During his election campaign, Macron promised to “clarify” his wife’s role to “end the hypocrisy” over the situation. One of Macron’s first actions after taking power was to set up a working party to examine the “first lady” position.

A YouGov poll for the French edition of the Huffington Post in May suggested 68% of the French public was opposed to the head of state’s spouse being given an official role.

Edited from The Guardian:


  1. Wish we can have a robust system like this

  2. Lol... I bet it was her idea all along..

  3. Her status what does that even mean sef?

    Let me go and eat cucumber, may be i will understand better, am indeed hungry. And hunger alters my capacity to comprehend things sometimes. #ketoisbae


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