Vincent Feltesse, the head of the "new technologies division" of Royal's Socialist party, told AFP the character -- known as Segolene RoyalE -- had been spotted some time ago but nothing had been done to stop it.
"That's just par for the course for the 'net," he said.
He added that, while the behaviour of the avatar was "sophomoric" and not approved of by the party, it would go unhindered "as long as it's not an initiative controlled by a PR agency. Read more...
Although Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy has not yet been seen in this virtual world, we should not forget that he is the only candidate as of yet to have had the unique honor of virtually dancing to disco music.
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