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Midnight deadline forces candidates to stop campaigns

April 20, 2012

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Time’s up. At midnight tonight, all political campaigning must cease in France ahead of the first round of voting in the presidential elections. By French law, campaigns always end at midnight the Friday before the election. The reasoning behind this is so that there is one day without campaign-related messages before voters go to the polls. […]

‘Mélenchon girl’ boosts leftist candidate’s campaign

April 13, 2012

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Hundreds of thousands of French voters were captivated by Victoria Passage this week, the pretty blonde who appeared in a YouTube video confessing her crush for French leftist presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon. (Read my previous post on the reasons why the clip became so popular in France). But days after the release of the video, […]

Best viral videos of the French presidential elections

April 11, 2012

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One of the best parts of presidential elections is the creativity of regular citizens who decide to produce clever videos that express voters’ feelings and attitudes towards the candidates using a good sense of humor. France is not the exception. Here is a list of some of the best viral videos of the French elections […]

Socialist candidate Hollande launches webradio show

March 28, 2012

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**Update April 5, 2012: This blog post was featured on France 24 as part of their political coverage on April, 4 2012. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- French presidential candidate François Hollande took his campaign to a new level with the launch of a webradio show this week, called Radio Hollande. His web team announced its creation a fews days before its […]

The inside scoop on Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential web campaign (Part 1)

March 23, 2012

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(Note: This is part of a series that will look closely at the web campaigns of the the main presidential candidates in France.) French president Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting for his reelection not only on the campaign trail, but also on the web. The mastermind behind Sarkozy’s web campaign is Nicolas Princen, his advisor for New Media […]

François Hollande’s girlfriend posts her fury on Twitter

March 9, 2012

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Válerie Trierweiler, the girlfriend of French presidential candidate François Hollande, apparently became so upset upon finding her image splashed on the front page of Paris Match, that she took to Twitter to publicly express her fury. The French magazine, which she happens to write for, published a photo of her and Hollande with the headline: […]

Euthanasia campaign features French president Sarkozy on deathbed

March 8, 2012

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In a shocking pro-euthanasia campaign released on Wednesday, French president Nicolas Sarkozy is portrayed as a dying patient in a hospital bed in an effort to convince him to change his current stand against the legalization of euthanasia in France. The text above the disturbing image reads: “Mr. Candidate, Must we put you in such a […]