Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, formally inaugurated a new political party bearing the name of his antisecrecy organization on Thursday and declared his own unorthodox candidacy for a seat in the Australian Senate in national elections to be held later this year.


Our Senate is elected under a proportional voting system, which means he only needs 14% of the primary vote to win a seat. It's far from certain but I think he's got a chance. Of course, even if he does win, the chances of his escaping from London to Australia are very slim, so Leslie Cannold (a prominent local ethicist and journo) will likely be nominated to take his place.

posted by Mindwolf: 2151 days ago