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Date of Birth 22 September 1953Dakar, Senegal
Birth NameMarie-Ségolène Royal
Nickname Ségo
Height 5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ségolène Royal was born on September 22, 1953 in Dakar, Senegal as Marie-Ségolène Royal.

Trivia (11)

French politician (Socialist Party) and top candidate for the 2007 presidential elections according to opinion polls.
Has her look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
Longtime companion of François Hollande, present leader of the French Socialist Party, since the late 1970s, with whom she has four children: Thomas (b. 1984), Clémence (b. 1985), Julien (b. 1987) and Flora (b. 1993). Ségolène and François split in the Summer of 2007.
French Minister of the Environment from April 1992 to March 1993.
Deputy for the Deux-Sèvres department since 2002.
Chosen socialist candidate to become French President in 2007 (16 November 2006).
First woman ever to reach the second round of a French presidential election, obtaining 25.84% of the vote (22 April 2007).
Shortly after her defeat in the second round of the 2007 presidential election, she announced the separation from her longtime companion François Hollande (June 2007).
Sister of Antoine Royal, Gérard Royal, Marie-Odette Royal, Marie-Nicole Royal, Paul Royal, Henri Royal and Sigisbert Royal.
Daughter of Hélène Dehaye and Jacques Royal, a former artillery officer.
Environment minister in former partner 'Francois Hollande's government in April 2014.

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