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Bulgarian party enters a donkey to run for mayor to protest its frustration

Friday, September 30th 2011 - 23:23 UTC
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EU member is fed up with politicians in office and has taken a drastic decision. Marko the donkey has been chosen by the Society for New Bulgaria political party to represent them for the elections on October 23. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    I prefer CLOWNS to donkeys:

    Brazil sent an illiterate clown to Congress. Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, known as Tiririca, got more than twice as many votes as his nearest competitor.
    “Illiterate clown” is not meant as a pejorative, Tiririca is a professional clown who cannot read and can barely write.

    When news emerged that Tiririca couldn't read, his campaign somehow survived.
    His campaign slogan was “It Can't Get Any Worse”, and the public went for it:
    Tiririca's only campaign promise was to tell the public what congressional representatives actually did on a day-to-day basis.

    His campaign wasn't entirely a joke. Under Brazilian law, the ultra-popular Tiririca assigned excess votes from his own results to other candidates in his coalition, which shored up overall results for that political group. Thirteen less news-worthy 'politicians' thus jumped onto the gravey-train.

    Tiririca has never uttered a word in congressional meetings - pretty much like a donkey, but at least a donkey will bray occasionally.

    Still, huge salary and even huger pension makes this guy ANYTHING but a fool!

    Continue reading at Tiririca: Illiterate Clown Elected to Brazilian Congress | NowPublic News Coverage

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Marko “doesn’t steal, doesn’t lie and gets work done!

    Oct 01st, 2011 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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