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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221245767
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 336
Size : 1 x 215 mm
À Paraître
A Free Woman

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Release date : 14/11/2019
After leaving the Republican Party, Valérie Pécresse moves on to new horizons. This book will deliver a strong political statement at the start of the literary year.
As the only woman politician currently considered as a possible candidate for President of France, opposing the hard right politics of Laurent Wauquiez, Valérie Pécresse has become the most emblematic figure in her political family, from her liberal, humanist, and progressive policies to her Gaullist and Chiracian leanings.

In this book,...
As the only woman politician currently considered as a possible candidate for President of France, opposing the hard right politics of Laurent Wauquiez, Valérie Pécresse has become the most emblematic figure in her political family, from her liberal, humanist, and progressive policies to her Gaullist and Chiracian leanings.

In this book, the fruit of several interviews with Marion Van Renterghem, one of France’s best interviewers, the President of the Île de France region speaks clearly and openly about her origins, her life as a woman and a mother, her work as a minister alongside Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, which was turbulent at times. Elected as a deputy at the age of 34, this graduate of France’s prestigious National School of Administration and daughter of a university professor who was educated in some of the best Catholic schools in the country names Angela Merkel as her model, along with Margaret Thatcher. She claims, with the energy she is known for, to be a “goad for reform.” “If you want something to be said, ask a man; if you want something to be done, ask a woman!” she declares, emphasizing, with the same frankness, how it is never simply accepted for a woman to assert herself in politics. She reveals the multiple attempts made by both friends and adversaries to slow her ascension, destabilize her, or block her path. She also revisits the situation of France’s right, paints an uncompromising picture of its successive leaders, and offers her opinion on Emmanuel Macron and current government leaders.

Presenting herself as “an angry woman” in the face of the blocks to every order that are paralyzing French society, oozing injustices, and discouraging initiatives, Valérie Pécresse tackles all the major issues (security, national debt, education, pollution, unemployment) that she faces every day in her work as an elected deputy, as well as in her life as a French citizen. She doesn’t mince words, at the risk of breaking out of the moderate mold in which everyone wants to put her. While the time has probably come for Valérie Pécresse to move on to new ventures, this book allows a better opportunity to get to know the woman with incredible willpower and character called to play a major role in the French presidential elections in 2022.
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EAN : 9782221245767
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 336
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont