Macron watches wife Brigitte casting her ballot for the first round of the election.
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As French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron prepares for a Sunday runoff against far-right rival Marine Le Pen, his wife is pondering the prospect of a prominent job herself. That's unusual for France, as is the fact that throughout the campaign Brigitte Macron has been her husband's closest collaborator. Brigitte Macron, meanwhile, has become one of the most talked-about women in France. Emmanuel Macron responded to the issue Monday by acknowledging that his family is "a little different".Then known as Brigitte Auziere, the married mother of three taught French literature in the northern French town of Amiens, where Emmanuel Macron attended a Catholic high school.Former students at the Lycee Saint Louis de Gonzague describe her as an enthusiastic, dynamic, joyful person keen to share her passion for French authors.As a first lady, she says, she would continue to focus on young people.Emmanuel Macron says he would formalize the job of first lady if he wins the election, and his wife would help decide how.
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