Paris elects its first female mayor

news.yahoo.com Published: March 31, 2014
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It was a victory to savour.

As she bid to become the first female mayor of Paris, Spanish-born Socialist Anne Hidalgo had to endure taunts from her opponents about her modest origins and lack of Parisian roots, according to AFP.



But in the end, voters in the French capital brushed such snobbery aside and defied the national trend by electing the 54-year-old by a convincing margin.

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