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Romanians Elect Dead Man For Mayor

by | 17th, June 2008

vote-romania.jpg“I KNOW he died, but I don’t want change,” a pro-Ivascu villager tells Romanian television.

“The vote goes on as planned… We don’t have any legislation which allows us to halt the electoral process,” says a spokesman for the Electoral Commission.

Neculai Ivascu, 57, ran the village of Voinesti, Romania, for 18 years. He died from liver disease just after voting began – but still won the election by a margin of 23 votes.

Reuters reports that: “A local official said the authorities decided to keep the poll open in case Ivascu’s opponent, Gheorghe Dobrescu, won, avoiding the need for a re-run.”

The country’s Social Democrat Party (PSD), have called for a new vote, so allowing a fair go for one and all.

Mr Ivascu will be made to stand against: Illie Snookercu; Vlad the Impaler, Elena Ceauşescu (Monster Raving Loony Party) and many many more…

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