Controversial French minister Rachida Dati is unsackable

January 18th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 18 (ANI): French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who made a lightning return to work just days after giving birth, has survived a reshuffle in spite of claims that Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to move her.

Dubbed either as a wonder woman or as a traitor to her sex for going back to the office so quickly, Dati revealed last week that the French President had assured her she would not be replaced as justice minister this year.

Ever since the birth of her daughter Zohra, Dati has become an international celebrity. Following her returning to office action a debate ensued over how to juggle a high-powered political career with the demands of motherhood, reports TimesOnline.

There is no need to be a slave to politics, said Roger Karoutchi, a senior member of Sarkozys centre-right party.

Nevertheless, 16 weeks of maternity leave is a very, very long time, Roger added.

Meanwhile, the identity of Zohras father still remains a mystery.

Francois-Henri Pinault, the 46-year-old billionaire Gucci heir, last week became the latest figure publicly to deny that he was Zohras father. Earlier, Jose Maria Aznar, the former Spanish prime minister, had denied the claims. (ANI)

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