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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. […]

Hollande teases banlieue voters with “Ni***s in Paris” video

April 11, 2012

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How do you reach out to the impoverished youth of Paris’ suburbs in order to gain their vote? By addressing them as “Niggas in Paris” and producing a flashy video, of course. At least, that’s what the people behind the campaign of Socialist candidate François Hollande seem to think. The video, which debuted yesterday, is titled […]

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 “Activism with one click” approach of François Hollande’s web campaign (Part 1)

March 26, 2012

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(Note: This is part of a series that takes a close look at the web campaigns of the presidential candidates in France.) Socialist candidate François Hollande, who is currently leading the presidential race in the polls, demonstrates a strong presence on the web, thanks to his online team. In an interview to French magazine L’Express, Romain Pigenel, director […]

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s Parisian Tweets with Sarkozy

March 15, 2012

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Update March 21, 2012: This blog post was featured on France 24 as part of their political coverage on March 20, 2012. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey paid a visit to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and in the process, invented the tweet-meeting. It all started with this first tweet from Sarkozy’s Twitter account saying: “I will […]

Welcome to France Elects!

January 30, 2012

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There are less than 100 days left until the election of the president of the French Republic and the seat is still up for grabs. As of the writing of this post, Francois Hollande of the Socialist Party is leading the polls over current president Nicolas Sarkozy. But there are other candidates, Marine Le Pen of […]