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Ln April 21, 1944, General de Gaulle signed the order granting ladies the suitable to vote. 80 years later, this Sunday, April 21, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal wished to pay tribute to this occasion. He printed an archive video on X (previously Twitter) through which we see ladies going to the polls to vote. “ 80 years ago, for the very first time, French women took to the voting booths to exercise the most beautiful of citizen's rights: the right to vote,” he wrote alongside these photos.

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But it was not till 1945 that girls have been capable of vote for the primary time, as a result of no elections have been held in France in 1944. The nation was then in the course of World War II. An error which didn’t fail to make Internet customers react to X, because the Huffington Post factors out. “Today we commemorate the eightieth anniversary of General de Gaulle's order of April 21, 1944 which granted ladies the suitable to vote (and to be eligible) and never the primary vote for girls. This clearly comes after the Liberation, a 12 months later, on the event of the municipal elections. “, for example, responded Eric Anceau, professor of contemporary history at the University of Lorraine.

A tweet deleted and changed

The inaccurate tweet was later deleted. A brand new textual content has been printed on the X account of the Prime Minister, previously Minister of National Education. “80 years ago, French women obtained, by an order from General de Gaulle, the right to vote,” he wrote. We must take civics lessons once more.