The political sinking of French justice minister Christiane Taubira

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After the election of François Hollande as French president in May 2012, his freshly-appointed justice minister Christiane Taubira, who began her political career as a member of the independence movement in her native French Guyana, soon became something of an icon for the country’s Left as she spearheaded the promotion of the socialist government’s bill of law for the introduction of same-sex marriages.