And you thought the US Presidential election season was heating up? France is going through a similar and crazier election season with the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, at risk of being a one-termer. And if today’s primary election is any indication, it looks like Sarkozy has got an uphill battle, as socialist Francoise Hollande, handily beat him. They will face off on May 6th. They will be also facing off with extreme right-winger Marine Le Pen, who can be equated to as a French Sarah Palin. Seriously, this presidential election is cray!

How cray? Check out this latest Presidential campaign ad for Francoise Hollande:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT5z_OMaQhgYep, that’s Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas in Paris” from their album Watch the Throne. Hollande has been painted as the minorities’ president, attracting major support from many working class and ethnic communities. Does this also give him gangsta/street cred?

(Via Slate)


  1. A successful election campaign is more about strategy and marketing rather than the message and the actual power to action the party’s program, and this one looks like a pretty good one.