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Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s wife, Anne Sinclair, was named France's woman of the year on Monday by a popular French women’s magazine.
Terrafemina polled more than 1,000 respondents over the phone earlier this month to decide who among the 10 finalists had "most made her mark" in 2011. The AFP, which speaks better French than we do, explains that the 63-year-old Sinclair, who stood by her husband in the face of allegations that he sexually assaulted a New York City maid, narrowly edged out Christine Lagarde, the woman who replaced DSK as chief of the International Monetary Fund, by 1 percent, 25 to 24.
Perhaps more noteworthy was the fact that women voters were the ones who ultimately handed the title to Sinclair, picking the wealthy art heiress over Lagarde by a 10-percent margin, 31 to 21. Male respondents, meanwhile, opted for the former French finance minister over Sinclair 28 percent to 19 percent, the New York Post points out.
Coming in third in the poll, one point behind Lagarde, was politician Martine Aubry. French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy tallied 16 percent, while Tristane Banon, who came forward with her own sexual assault allegations against DSK, finished last among the ten finalists, with 4 percent of the vote.