France wants Obama for president

Feb 28, 2017, 00:44

The Obama17 petition is now circulating with the aim of gathering 1 million signatures to convince the former US president to run for office in France.

Although he admits the campaign started as a joke, he said supporters have been getting in touch with serious suggestions as to how they could get around basic problems, such as the fact President Obama is not French. A website has also been launched urging people to sign a petition to persuade Obama to run for the elections scheduled to take place on April 23.

Now a petition is calling for an even bigger plot twist: the return of President Barack Obama.

Around 500 "Obama 17" posters have also been spotted across Paris featuring the Nobel Laureate's photograph and his U.S. campaign slogan "Yes we can" in French ("Oui on peut").

"After a phantom five-year-term and faced with the announced failure of the next presidential election, we think it is time to move to the sixth Republic to get France out of its lethargy.

[He] has the best resume in the world for the job". And, over 27,000 people have already signed it.

Bale returns, helps Real bolster lead
Gareth Bale was named on the bench after recovering from injury, while Keylor Navas , Luka Modric and Karim Benzema were rested. Real Madrid have held a training session ahead of their upcoming match in the Spanish La Liga .

Michigan Drops Back-and-Forth Affair at Wisconsin
This has been the biggest game on Maryland's schedule since UConn, and the No. 12 Buckeyes have held up their end of the deal. Even after the aforementioned positives last night, he sent his first jump shot-an open corner three-over the entire rim.

Elvis' granddaughter Riley Keough on stepfather Michael Jackson: 'I loved him'
The court documents also revealed that the performer is not living a life according to her estimated £242 million net worth. In 1988, Lisa Marie married musician Danny Keough, with whom she had a son, Benjamin, and daughter, Riley.

An unnamed co-creator of the movement told NPR the campaign is definitely a joke, but hopes it could make people think about what could be done differently in French politics.

"It arose from a conversation with friends", one of the petitioners, who identified as "Barack", told the Independent.

So, why the former US President for the top job in France? "We came up with Obama".

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

We should note that in order to run for president in France, Obama would have to be naturalized as a French citizen. We want people to wake up in the morning and, rather than have to see our usual candidates, rejoice in seeing Obama's face on...

The campaign so far has been tainted with scandal and right-wing rhetoric, with the far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen and the conservative Les Republicains candidate Francois Fillon both involved in various hiring scandals, and socialist candidate Benoit Hamon and leftist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon trailing in the polls. If no one gets more than 50% of the vote, the top two finishers go to a runoff on May 7.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Aliyev Appoints Wife as Azerbaijan's Vice-President

    The First Vice President also assumes the presidency if the president is unable to perform his or her duties. Graduating as a medical doctor, she also secured a degree in philosophy, defending a thesis on euthanasia.

    Remembering Peak Oil: Saudi Arabian Production Was Supposed to Peak in 2006

    Moors says certain oil stocks, "the darlings of energy investors", are about to make a comeback now that oil prices are rising. On the fundamental front, we got word that OPEC is looking to step up its compliance with the late-November supply cut accord.
    Sutton United 0 Arsenal 2: Perez and Walcott break minnows' stern resolve

    Sutton United 0 Arsenal 2: Perez and Walcott break minnows' stern resolve

    Urgent patchwork has been undertaken all week at Sutton's Gander Green Lane, right down to the very fine details. Shaw later enjoyed a pie on the bench during the second half. "Secondly, their enthusiasm.
  • Honor V9 official, a taste of Honor 9?

    Honor V9 official, a taste of Honor 9?

    The Honor 8 Lite has been priced CNY 2,599 (which is approximately Rs 24,999) and will begin shipping this Friday- February 24. The phone boasts of a QHD display combined with a powerful battery and claims to be the best when it comes to VR, 3D support.
    Leahy Statement on the Resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

    Leahy Statement on the Resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

    That answer, couched with a caveat similar to one routinely used by witnesses on a trial stand, appeared to give him wiggle room. In the early days of the Trump administration, Flynn was interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the call.

    Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger

    This breakthrough technology may usher in the ubiquitous wireless power era much like the Wi-Fi we enjoy today. Of course, you'll need a coil receiver attached to the bottom of the phone to capture the charge.
  • Norwegian Air to offer flights from Bradley to Scotland

    Norwegian has outlined plans to revolutionise transatlantic travel to USA airports, with fares as low as €69 promised. Norwegian Air will operate all flights with a new single-aisle airplane, the Boeing 737 Max.

    Singapore PM to Netanyahu: Stick with 2

    However, Trump said he expects Israel to temporarily halt the expansion of the settlements, Jewish communities built on Palestinian lands.
    FA Cup: Musa Starts, Iheanacho Benched As Leicester Crash, Huddersfield Hold City

    FA Cup: Musa Starts, Iheanacho Benched As Leicester Crash, Huddersfield Hold City

    Their opponents for the fifth round duel will be Huddersfield Town, who now sit in third place in the EFL Championship .
  • UPS Tests Drone Delivery in 360-Degree Video

    UPS Tests Drone Delivery in 360-Degree Video

    The company also now uses drones to check inventory on high storage shelves in its warehouses, which is already legal to do. The company on Monday successfully tested a package delivery drone that launches from atop its iconic brown vans.

    China wants U.S. to have dialogue with N. Korea

    Coal is North Korea's biggest export and a year ago China imported 22.5 million tonnes, up 14.5 per cent from 2015. Washington had earlier called on Beijing to cut coal imports, which earned Pyongyang US$1 billion in 2015.

    Trump Asks African-American Reporter to Arrange Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus

    The organization posted a Tweet shortly after the press conference indicating a letter was sent to Trump just before his inauguration.
popular