Thousands of French people want Barack Obama to be their next president

More than 40,000 people have signed a spoof petition calling for Barack Obama to be the next president of France.

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As France prepares for its general election in May, an unofficial campaign has been launched to “bring France out of its apathy” and elect Barack Obama as France’s new president.

“We would like to make a big splash in electing a foreign president as head of our beautiful country,” reads the campaign’s manifesto.

“Barack Obama completed his second presidential term as POTUS on the 21 January, why not hire him as president of France?” the manifesto says.

The campaign is hoping for 1 million pledges to vote for the former POTUS in order to convince Obama to stand in the next election. 

The reasons listed on the campaign site explain why Obama is perfect for the role. According to the…

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