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Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:49 AM

23. Leslie Cannold quits as WikiLeaks party candidate

Victoria Senate candidate resigns after party lodged preferences placing rightwingers over Greens
Gabrielle Chan, political correspondent
Wednesday 21 August 2013 04.10 EDT

The WikiLeaks party's number two Victoria Senate candidate, Leslie Cannold, has resigned amid a storm over the party's preferences, which favoured rightwing extremists ahead of the Greens.

Cannold's decision came as Julian Assange's party declared it would issue a how-to-vote card to its supporters to override the lodged preferences.

The party also announced an independent review into the communications and decision-making process around preferences, though it has claimed it was an "administrative error".

Cannold said she discovered the review, promised immediately, would be delayed until after the election and would not be independent. She said it reflected problems with the "capacity of the party" ...


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/21/wikileaks-party-override-preference-deal

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