French activists saw in Obama their President

Barack Obama

French fans of the former President Barack Obama’s plan to secure his nomination for the post of leader of the Republic. Reported by ABC News.

The campaign was given the name Obama 17. On the same website posted a petition designed to convince former U.S. President to participate in the French elections. The goal of the activists is to collect a million signatures. What they intend to do in case of achievement of this indicator was not reported.

“At a time when France is going to massively vote for far-right candidate, we can still teach this planet a lesson in democracy by electing the President of the foreigner”, — stated in the message on the website. “Why Obama? Because he’s the best in the world summary this position” — say the authors of the idea.

ABC News notes that the main obstacle for the implementation of this idea is the fact that Obama and French citizenship.

The first round of presidential elections in France will take place on 23 April 2017, the second, if necessary, on 7 may. Among candidates — the leader of the far-right National front, marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel macron, right politician Francois Fillon, the representative of the “Left party” Jean-Luc Mélenchon. According to exit polls, the final vote probably will be Le Pen and macron.