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Obama for French president? There's a petition for it.

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 27/02/2017 Sean Rossman
FILE In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference in Washington. © Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo FILE In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference in Washington.

A group unhappy with the options for president of France is recruiting a familiar face — Barack Obama.

The Obama17 petition aims to gather 1 million signatures to convince the former U.S. commander-in-chief to run in the country's presidential election this spring. The movement's website said it wants to coax France out of its "lethargy."

"We wish to strike a blow by electing a foreign president at the head of our beautiful country," the website reads. "Barack Obama has completed his second term as president of the United States ... why not hire him as president for France?"

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