There has been a pro-Obama campaign across France, with over 40,000 people putting down their signatures for the ex-President to run for France Presidency seat.
This is coming after dirty secrets of most politicians in the country like Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, François Fillon, Benoît Hamon, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, seeking to be elected into vacant positions have been spilled.
The unofficial Obama17 campaign posters have been spread across Paris with the slogan “Oui on peut” which means “Yes we can “, as they hope to get a million signatures by May 15th.
Although, the organisers are fully aware that Obama won’t be able to run for the post, they disclosed that the campaign was inspired by failure of a clean candidate coming out for elective positions in the country.
Part of their statement reads:
The French are ready to make radical choices – that is good because we have a radical idea to propose to them.
To launch this 6th Republic, we wish to strike a blow by electing a foreign President as the leader of our beautiful country.
Barack Obama has completed his second term as President of the United States on 21 January, why not hire him as the President for France?