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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]