Sabine Herold

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Sabine Herold

Sabine Herold (born 8 July 1981) is a French classical liberal activist and main spokeswoman of Alternative libérale, a French liberal/libertarian political party.


Herold was born in Reims, France. Her parents are both teachers. She is an alumna in public administration from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and a master of business from HEC Paris. Since 2002, she has been the editor and spokeswoman of Liberté chérie (Beloved Freedom), a French libertarian think tank. Sabine Herold became known in 2003 when she led an 80,000 member protest advocating reforms in France and demanding a responsible attitude from trade unions. Her stand against the unions led to her being described as the 'new Joan of Arc'.[1]

She has often reflected upon the policy implemented by the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and is commonly called "Mademoiselle Thatcher" by newspapers,[2] a comparison that she considers to be a compliment.[3]

She married fellow Alternative libérale leader Édouard Fillias in September 2006. She was a candidate for the 2007 parliamentary elections in Paris against conservative Françoise de Panafieu.[2]


  • Liberté, liberté chérie (English: Liberty, Dear Liberty), Sabine Herold and Édouard Fillias, Les Belles Lettres, 2003, ISBN 2-251-44247-2
  • Le manifeste des alterlibéraux (English: Manifesto of the Alternative Liberals), Edouard Fillias, Aurélien Véron, Jean-Paul Oury and Sabine Hérold


  1. ^ Delves Broughton, Philip (4 June 2003). "The new Joan of Arc on a crusade to stop French unions causing misery to millions". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b Sabine Herold, « mademoiselle Thatcher » in le Journal du dimanche, 18 June 2006
  3. ^ Randall, Colin (19 June 2006). "'Mlle Thatcher' to run for a seat in parliament". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

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