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Sun Mar 5, 2017, 12:49 PM

Theres a new push to make Obama president again. This time, of France.




In just a couple of months, French voters will go to the polls to elect their next president. It's already turning into a divisive campaign, with the onetime conservative front-runner François Fillon deeply wounded by a corruption scandal and facing stiff competition from both the far right Marine Le Pen and the upstart “radical centrist” Emmanuel Macron.

In the face of all this, some French voters are apparently hoping another candidate could come in and clean up the mess. The problem, however, is that their proposed president isn't actually French.

In fact, he used to be the president of the United States.

Over the past week, posters with the slogan “Obama17" have been plastered around Paris. A website of the same name is urging French voters to sign a petition promising to vote for Barack Obama should he enter the French race. The website says that it is hoping to collect 1 million signatures before March 15 in a bid to convince the former U.S. president to run.

“The French are ready to make radical choices,” a statement on the website reads in French. “That is good because we have a radical idea to propose to them.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/24/theres-a-new-push-to-make-obama-president-again-this-time-of-france/

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Reply Theres a new push to make Obama president again. This time, of France. (Original post)
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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:37 PM

1. NO!!!! You can't have him, hes our's.

He might not be our president anymore but he is still here for us. Ours, ours, ours!! Do I sound like a spoiled little child?

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Response to Doreen (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:47 PM

2. the really funny thing is that he would probably win.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 02:02 PM

3. Yes, I do believe he would. Citizen or not.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 06:40 PM

4. Does a candidate for the Presidency of France have to be a natural-born citizen?

I don't know the French Constitution.

Probably at least has to be resident in France.

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