17 May 2012
Dr Rainbow Murray was on France 24 last night, discussing the newly formed French government. For the first time in French history it is a parity government, with 9 women out of 18 in the cabinet and 17/34 women overall. However, nearly all the top jobs went to men, and the two most senior women - Martine Aubry and Ségolène Royal - went empty handed. Royal might become Speaker of the new parliament, but Aubry, disappointed not to be nominated Prime Minister, left with nothing.
See Dr Murray's new blog post on the new government; http://rainbowmurray.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/france-gets-parity-government-but-its.html