Petition Calls For Barack Obama To Be French President

Petition Calls For Barack Obama To Be French President
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

28 Feb 2017

This is an unusual one, to say the least.

As Barack Obama settles into life out of the White House, it's fair to say he has a bit more time on his hands.

It's led to a campaign for the former US Commander in Chief to become the next President...of France!

The campaign, called Obama 2017, aims to get 100 signatures on a petition for Obama to enter the race to become President.

It says Obama 'has the best resume in the world for the job' while it adds 'when France is about to vote massively for the extreme right, we can still give a lesson of democracy to the planet by electing a foreign French President'.

Now, it's hard to imagine that Obama will run in the election in May, but it's an interesting campaign nonetheless.