French first ladies

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French President and UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy kisses his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as they are greeted by supporters after casting their votes in the second round of French presidential elections in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the superstar model-turned-songstress with a freewheeling lifestyle, now hands the job of first lady to a twice-divorced journalist who's the first presidential partner to enter the Elysee Palace out of wedlock. And as Trierweiler prepares for her new role alongside President-elect Francois Hollande, in the wings is the woman whose man she stole — Segolene Royal, the mother of Hollande's four children and a former presidential candidate now seeking her own seat of political power. Only in France.

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