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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:25 AM

15. Assange's Wikileaks runs into Australian election troubles

By James Grubel

... Polls show his party is unlikely to attract the 17 percent of the vote needed to win a Senate seat -- including "preference" ballots from other parties under Australia's complex proportional voting system.

If he did win, he would need to return to Australia or his party would hand the seat to the second candidate on its list, Leslie Cannold.

But Cannold has now quit the Wikileaks Party, saying it was undemocratic and suggesting other candidates might also resign ...

The Wikileaks Party said it would review its preference deals. But the preference arrangements had to be lodged with the Electoral Commission last week and it is now too late to make any changes. It is also too late for Cannold to be removed from the ballot papers ...


http://news.yahoo.com/assanges-wikileaks-runs-australian-election-troubles-080408561.html

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