As Vladimir Putin settles his well toned buttocks into the top seat in the Kremlin, it's France next and the turn of the devilishly handsome Nicolas Sarkozy to face the citizens.
The wise money is going on the Frenchies turfing Sarkozy out on his ear this weekend and electing the Socialist François Hollande as President.
In truth, for those of us pay attention to these things, it has been a very boring campaign but then Sarkozy had very little to crow about and Hollande had the good sense to realise that as long as he played it safe, the comfortable chair in the Elysee Palace was his for the taking.
Of course Hollande may not have been there at all if the former Socialist and Radical Left Party leader, the sleazeball that is Dominique Strauss-Kahn, had not been caught sexually assaulting hotel maids and cavorting with prostitutes.
Hollande's manifesto is wonderfully Socialist and includes policies such as hitting the big corporations, banks and the wealthy with massive tax bills, creating subsidised jobs in areas of high unemployment, creating a public investment bank, granting marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples, pulling French troops out of Afghanistan and building 2.5 million new homes to fight the housing crisis.
Oui, s'il vous plait and then it is on to the big one later in the year, the one where everyone hoping that the present incumbent will remain in power and continue his project to bring equality and fairness to the his country.
Yes, unless his fight against cancer prevents it, it should be another victory for the immense Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
Following that, the bitterly disappointing Obama will usher the Mormon aside and hopefully try to do better than he did in his first administration.