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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]