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Old 04-15-2013, 04:20 AM
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Dead Man Wins Election in Switzerland

The Lega dei Ticinesi (League of Ticino) emerged triumphant from municipal elections in Lugano in the canton of Ticino on Sunday with three of its candidates winning election to the seven-person administrative council, including the party’s dead founder and former president.


The late Giuliano Bignasca.

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The Lega, a right-wing nationalist party, picked up an extra city council seat at the expense of the Liberal party, as voters cast 9,001 votes for Giuliano Bignasca, who died at the age of 67 on March 7th.

The Lega decided to leave Bignasca’s name on the ballot, a decision that was backed by a court although criticized by opponents as a cynical ploy geared to cash in on the colourful politician’s popularity.

Under the proportional representation system in Lugano, the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino’s largest city, Bignasca will be replaced by Lega candidate Michele Foletti, who received 8,875 votes.

Former national and Ticino MP Marco Borradori, another Lega candidate, won the most votes (14,212) outpacing incumbent mayor Giorgio Giudici, of the Liberal party (12,725).

Giduici is to decide in the coming days whether to seek a runoff vote for the mayor’s position, the SDA news agency reported.

The results left the Liberals with two seats (down from three), while the Socialists and the Christian Democrats each have one seat.



Hundreds of people greeted the Lega victory with applause and fire crackers outside the city hall, SDA said.

http://www.thelocal.ch/page/view/dea...tion-in-lugano
I don't know if this can be done in Italy, but it would be a much better country if the politicians were ALL dead.

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I thought it was a woman!

Whatever. He or she is scary looking! Eek! That happened somewhere else last year, if memory serves. I think it was in the US.

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I thought it was a woman!

Whatever, he or she is scary looking! Eek! I think it was in the US.

That happened somewhere else last year, if memory serves.
Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama

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Thanks, as always, gata

I guess that shows what some Americans think of our choices in politicians, lol!

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Ahahaha

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