Ségolène Royal Blasts Ex-Lover in New Book

French prez candidate blames her party for her election loss
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2007 9:43 AM CST
Ségolène Royal has published a new book assessing her unsuccessful campaign for the presidency.   ((c) manuel | MC)
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(Newser) – A new book by Ségolène Royal hits stores in France today, writes the Times of London, and the unsuccessful presidential candidate apologizes for nothing in a fierce, at times vengeful 330 pages. Royal directs much of the blame for her defeat at her own Socialist party and particularly François Hollande, her ex-partner and the party chairman, who she says let her sink.

After at least six books by top Socialists blasting the candidate, Royal's publication of My Most Beautiful Story Is You seeks to solidify her position as the unrivaled head of the French opposition. While book reviews have been lukewarm, Royal is unfazed: She claims that she will run to unseat Hollande in next year's leadership race and challenge Nicolas Sarkozy once again in 2012.