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As a teenager, she was part of a synchronized swimming team which even won a bronze medal at the French national championships. According to her:
"It was synchronised swimming that taught me: 'Grit your teeth and smile'. In exactly the same way, [politics is] a sport of resistance and endurance. You're in tension and control."
After a controversial proposal to amend some of France's labour laws, especially those related to the cherished number of working hours, she was even dubbed Madame La Gaffe by the local press.

Which lady, who's set a 'first' at a major organization?

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