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Parrot in Belarus approved to run in election after being registered by activist

Election bid was immediately withdrawn because "being a regional councilor isn't very prestigious."
By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 22, 2014 at 2:57 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An activist in Belarus was able to use a doctored identity document to register his pet parrot Yasha with the Mazur electoral commission, allowing him to run in the upcoming municipal poll.

After his pet’s application to set up an associated campaign group was processed, Kanstantsin Zhukouski immediately withdrew the documents, possibly to avoid a penalty.


Even though the parrot pulled out because "being a regional councilor isn't very prestigious,” he still has campaign slogans.

According to Zhukouski, his pet knows how to say "Yasha is good," "Where is money?" and "I want to go to the council chamber."

Zhukouski seemed pleased with his act of deception.

“As long as there is a passport copy, you may draw even a pig, and as today’s case shows, even get it registered,” Zhukouski said.


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