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?”

The group says Obama has “the best resume in the world for the job,” and adds, “it is still possible to vote for a president and not against a candidate.”