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French `first lady` still mulling role, title

Last Updated: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 16:29

Paris: More than three weeks after her partner Francois Hollande took office as France`s President, Valerie Trierweiler still doesn`t know what she wants to be called.
In an interview on Thursday on France-Inter radio, Trierweiler said she feels the term "first lady" is a bit old-school, and she`s been fielding ideas about the right way to refer to her.

She`s also returning to her career in journalism for the first time since Hollande took office.

For Paris Match magazine`s latest edition today, Trierweiler wrote a review of a biography of former American first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. No mistaking the irony: the first line was "Look at that! A journalist first lady isn`t new."


First Published: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 16:29

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