France's Royal close to becoming first woman president
"Together we are going to build something extraordinary. France is going to write a new page of its history. The country wants change. I want to embody that change," Royal said in a victory statement.
Segolene Royal waves to the crowd after a primary held by France's opposition Socialist Party to choose a candidate for the April 2007 presidential election, in Melle, center France.AFP/Alain Jocard photo via Yahoo News.
Polls currently give Royal a good chance of defeating right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy.
Voters appear to be looking for a change and Royal has captured the imagination of many in the country.