Jose Bove had a very crazy Friday.
Having announced his presidential bid late in the game, Bove was reduced to a series of mad last-minute attempts to reach the quotient of 500 signatures from elected officials required of all candidates. A Cyclist was dispatched to collect a signature arriving by TGV 35 minutes before the deadline, according to Liberation. Another signature was transported by a cooperative air hostess on the flight from Marseille, the newspaper said. Once the clock had stopped, Bove could not be sure if he had reached his goal. Luckily for him, all the effort paid off and he is now officially one of the 12 wanna-be presidents.