French bullfighter locks horns with far right in legislative vote
Once a staple of celebrity magazines, Marie Sara hopes to unseat the Front National’s Gilbert Collard in the second round
Édouard Philippe, the French prime minister, was in a bakery tasting pastry with a well known female bullfighter as a crowd of onlookers pressed their faces up against the window. “Delicious,” said Philippe. The shopkeeper set about wrapping up a large local cake for the PM, who put his hand in his pocket for cash and went to the till. “I don’t bloody believe this, a politician actually paying for something instead of making off with a freebie,” said one onlooker in shock.
“You’d better win after all this,” shouted one shopper to the bullfighter, Marie Sara, as she and Philippe wandered through the picturesque, medieval walled town of Aigues-Mortes in France’s southern Gard department, shaking hands with locals and stopping in a bar for a Corona beer. “We’re in this to win,” Sara said.