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February 28, 2017

‘Oui on peut’: 40,000 sign petition for Barack Obama as next French president

‘Oui on peut’: 40,000 sign petition for Barack Obama as next French president

Campaign organisers created concept due to the fact that they were disenchanted with the prospects running in Frances election

Posters of Barack Obama have actually turned up around Paris in what begun as a joke by 4 pals pretending to introduce a project for the previous United States leader ahead of Frances governmental election .

The posters bear the words Oui on peut, a French translation of Obamas efficient and popular 2008 project motto Yes We Can.

Even though the previous United States president, as an immigrant, can not lawfully run in the two-round April-May election, an online petition published by the group on their website Obama2017.fr has actually been signed by more than 40,000 individuals.

The organisers, who created concept over beer, stated they introduced the site and started plastering Obama17 posters around Paris due to the fact that they were disenchanted with the prospects running in Frances election.

The motions site stated it wishes to coax France from its sleepiness and Obama has the experience to do it.

We want to strike a blow by choosing a foreign president at the head of our gorgeous nation, the site checks out.

Barack Obama has finished his 2nd term as president of the United States why not employ him as president for France?

The group intends to reach more than 1m signatures by 15 March.

Polls now reveal reactionary prospect Marine Le Pen leading in the preliminary of thepresidential election in April however losing in the 2nd round to a single prospect from the centre-right or centre-left.

But that race has actually tightened up, raising the possibility that the National Front leader might end up being the very first reactionary political leader to win power through the tally box in Western Europe considering that the 2nd world war.

Reuters added to this report

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/28/oui-on-peut-petition-barack-obama-french-president

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