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Norwegian actress to fight for French presidency. Eva Joly, star of numerous French TV series, is set to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 presidential elections after winning the Green Party candidacy. The actress, who is half French and half Norwegian, won the position after her rival, Nicolas Hulot, admitted defeat and stepped aside. Joly had missed out on a clear majority in the first round of voting by just 64 votes. According to NRK, few experts believed that it was possible for Joly to win her campaign. Hulot, a well-known media and environmental figure in France, is a familiar face on televisions and in newspapers across the land. Few believed that the plucky 67-yr-old former magistrate could mount a serious challenge to him.

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Norwegian actress to fight for French presidency

Published on Tuesday, 12th July, 2011 at 19:24 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

Eva Joly, star of numerous French TV series, is set to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 presidential elections after winning the Green Party candidacy.

Anti-corruption magistrate turned MEP Eva Joly
Anti-corruption magistrate turned MEP Eva Joly
Photo: European Parliament/Flickr


The actress, who is half French and half Norwegian, won the position after her rival, Nicolas Hulot, admitted defeat and stepped aside. Joly had missed out on a clear majority in the first round of voting by just 64 votes.

According to NRK, few experts believed that it was possible for Joly to win her campaign. Hulot, a well-known media and environmental figure in France, is a familiar face on televisions and in newspapers across the land. Few believed that the plucky 67-yr-old former magistrate could mount a serious challenge to him.

“He has 20 years as France's most popular television man. He is young, beautiful, sporty, and fun, but I think people distinguish between popularity and competence,” Joly said to NRK during the campaign.

Joly is said to have struggled to shed her former image as a tough and uncompromising anti-corruption investigator. However, after going on a yearlong trip around the world to learn about environmental issues, she finally gained acceptance within the French Greens.

Other media commentators have placed her firmly on the political Left of the Green Party, attributing her victory to her opposition to the Right-leaning Nicolas Hulot. Last month Joly led a gay pride march through Paris, while she boasts of the “one homeless [person] on my staff.”

“For me it is important not to only surround myself with white, well-established, older men,” she said.

Joly, who emigrated to France as an 18-yr-old au pair, has also been attacked by Marine Le Pen’s Front National for holding dual French-Norwegian citizenship. Nevertheless, she believes that Greece’s astronomical debt should be written off and also that an International Environmental Court should be established, using the International Criminal Court in the Hague as a model.



Published on Tuesday, 12th July, 2011 at 19:24 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

This post has the following tags: norwegianevajoly, anti-corruptionmagistrate, frenchgreenparty, frenchpresidency.





  
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