The French are set to elect the new president in April. But those who are not so happy with the present candidates are preparing a last-ditch effort to select a different contender - Barack Obama.
The Obama17 appeal is now circulating with the purpose of collecting 1 million signs to convert the former U.S. President to race for office in France. About 500 banners of Obama's face have been plastered across Paris, forcing individuals to visit the petition website.
The proverb reads: 'Oui on peut', that is French for 'Yes we can.'
The website states "the former president of the US has the best experience in the world for the job. We wish to strike a blow by electing a different president at the head of our beautiful country, Barack Obama has completed his second term as the President of America, and why not hire him as president of France?"
It should be noted that Obama would have to study French and become a civilian before he could even be in the race to be France's president.
The inventors of the appeal, who desired to remain unidentified, said that it was a joke, but it was ignited out of disappointment with bureaucrats in France in general.
"We were thinking about French politics and saying that we were fed up with the fact that we all the time had to vote for someone and how it would be cool to be able to vote for someone we admire. We came up with Obama. It's a joke. But it could make people think a little bit about what we could do differently in French politics... the idea was to make people wake up," reports Daily Mail.
There will be indeed so many obstacles for Barack Obama and a hell lot of formalities to be done that he would probably choose to stay away from France rather becoming their President.
A president, first of all, needs to have certain qualities which are the must. Like, he must be able to communicate with citizens of France in their language, and above all, he could not lead France without first becoming a citizen.
Although, it's already been said by the creators that it's a joke. It could be possible that Obama would reply to them, the way he accepted the job offer from Spotify. Only time can tell.
That's all, folks!
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