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18 August, 2017 00:00 00 AM
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Brigitte Macron plans to take on informal role as first lady

Brigitte Macron plans to take on informal role as first lady

PARIS: Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, said she will adopt the role of first lady, but only in an informal capacity after opposition to plans to give her an official status.

Speaking to Elle magazine in her first interview since her husband's election in May, the 64-year-old former school teacher also joked about the young leader's age -- he is 25 years younger -- and spoke glowingly of their marriage.

Macron's plans to create an official status and job for his wife as first lady have been shelved in the face of a hostile online petition, but Brigitte said she planned to adopt the role informally anyway.

"Like all of those before me, I will take on my public role, but the French people will know the resources at my disposal," she told the weekly magazine, according to excerpts of an interview to be published in full on Friday.

Instead of creating an official first lady position -- which would have needed a change in the law or constitution -- the presidency has instead decided to issue a "transparency charter" that will set out the funds and staff devoted to Brigitte's activities.

"We'll post my meetings and my commitments on the presidency website, so that the French people know exactly what I'm doing," she said. "What's important is that it is clear."

She is expected to champion the work of charities dealing with education and the disabled.

Brigitte Macron also spoke about her unusual marriage with Macron, a former pupil in her drama classes at a Catholic high school in the northern city of Amiens.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
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