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Two headstrong French female ministers have Sarkozy on the mat!

By Hari Krishnan

Paris, Dec.14 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy these days does not seem too concerned with the global economic meltdown. Rather, his two young Ministers of Human Rights are reportedly wearing him down.

According to The Times, Rama Yade and Rachida Dati, one black and the other Arab, have caused him much embarrassment.

Calls are being issued for both Yade and Dati to be dismissed because of their incompetence. It is being said here that had a male occupied their posts, he would most certainly have been dismissed.

Senegal-born Ms Yade, 32, who was a junior civil servant before her elevation to junior minister, has just refused an order from Sarkozy to leave her post to lead his UMP Party in the European Parliament.

She has worn down his patience with prima donna behaviour and talking out of turn but each time has been forgiven.

Yade has also taken a few swipes at Dati, who, she said, "is only interested in dresses and parties".

Dati, 42, whose working-class parents came from Morocco and Algeria and who previously worked on Sarkozy's staff, has offended just about everyone in her senior Cabinet post.

She has infuriated judges, prison guards and lawyers with the ruthless way that she has imposed reforms.

Once adored, she has become a figure of media mockery for her gaffes, her high spending on designer clothes, her lavish use of official jets and her delusions of grandeur.

When Obama won the presidency, she commanded the French Embassy in Washington to get his mobile number so that she could phone him. The Elysée ordered her to calm down.On Thursday she was reported to have boasted that she was unsackable because she knew about political corruption in high places.

The unmarried Dati has two strong cards: she is the star symbol of the ethnic diversity upon which Sarkozy places great store, and she is expecting a baby in February - and sacking or demoting the new mother would not look good politically. (ANI)

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