Segoléne Royal parece estar a abrir uma nova frente de campanha:
Ms Royal has joined the rightwing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy in a battle for France's soul and "identity", while opponents warn their patriotic tones are a populist attempt to lure voters away from the far-right National Front leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who shocked France when he came second in 2002.Yesterday, she set out what she called her "reconquest of the symbols of the nation" saying the anthem and the French flag should not be the preserve of the right. Earlier she had cited Joan of Arc as an inspiration, reclaiming the historical figure revered by Mr Le Pen. She said every French family should have a tricolour and fly it on Bastille day. Her partner, the Socialist leader François Hollande, said he had a flag in his kitchen, courtesy of the last football World Cup.