So this whole Ségolène Royal run for the Presidency was because of her dysfunctional couple with Socialist Party head François "Flanby" Hollande.
In a book to be released on Friday, Femme Fatale, two journalists reveal that Royal's candidacy was prompted by Holland sleeping around and this was her way of getting back at him by preventing him from becoming the Socialist Party candidate himself. To top it off, in October 2006 Ségolène Royal issued a threat to François Hollande, telling him that if he gave his support to Lionel Jospin's candidacy then he would never again see his bastard children.
Hollande and Royal are suing the authors and the publishing company for violation of privacy. No court action has been enacted to suspend the release of the book.