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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. […]

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 […]

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: […]