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Voters call on Obama to run for president… of France

Voters call on Obama to run for president… of France

Posters of Barack Obama have popped up around Paris in what started as a joke by four friends pretending to launch a campaign for the former US leader ahead of France's presidential election.

NBC Reports that posters calling for Obama 2017 have been plastered around Paris and the petition has received about 27,000 signatures so far.

Paris has been canvassed with "Obama17" signs, which urge people to visit a website to sign a petition for the former US president to run.

The slogan reads: "Oui on peut", which is French for 'Yes we can'.

France goes to the polls in late April in the first round of the presidential election.

According to the website, Obama is their choice "because he has the best resume in the world for the job".

The website also says that Obama could be an antidote to the popularity of right-wing parties in the country.




Speaking to NPR, one of the creators of the website who preferred to remain under wraps, said,"We were thinking about French politics and saying that we were fed up with the fact that we all the time had to vote against someone", he says, "and how it would be cool to be able to vote for someone we admire. We came up with Obama".

"It's definitely a joke", a co-creator told NPR. "Why not hire him as president of France?".

What does it say about our 44th president if other countries want him as theirs?

We wish to strike a blow by electing a different president at the head of our handsome country, Barack Obama has completed his second term as the President of U.S. and why not hire him as president of France?

"We want to show that people are fed up with the politicians here". If no candidate wins 50 per cent of the vote, the top two go through to a second-round run-off two weeks later.

Polls suggest that Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front party, will top the field in the first round, but won't get the absolute majority a candidate needs to win outright.

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