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Ian Johnston – NBC News – Wednesday, 31 July 2013 (originally published 29 Jul)
PARIS — The politician known as “NKM” is a rising star in France – a tough, military-trained engineer first elected to the National Assembly at the age of just 29 and tipped by some as a future president.
And what is all-the-more remarkable about Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is that she has managed to fight her way through the rampant sexism of French politics.
She was twice told by two of her own party’s leaders that she’d missed out on becoming a government minister because she was pregnant . . .