TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,673 Reviews & Articles | 36,065 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Julian Assange to run for a seat in the Australian senate

Julian Assange confirms to be running for a seat in the Australian senate

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:11 am

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange talked of plans to run for a seat in the Australian senate in December of last year, but now it's official, he will be running for a seat in the senate as part of the WikiLeaks party.

 

TweakTown image news/2/8/28544_02_julian_assange_to_run_for_a_seat_in_the_australian_senate.jpg

 

Research from the Australian Labor Party's internal polling company, UMR Research, points to Assange being a competitive candidate in either New South Wales or Victoria. With Assange currently living in the Ecuador embassy in London, to stop his extradition to Sweden, it would be difficult for him to run for the seat. Australian law permits citizens living overseas to run for office at home, though.

 

What will be harder for the WikiLeaks founder is how it will run the entire WikiLeaks party campaign from the opposite side of the world, or if he were to win the election, how would he assume office? Skype?

 

I think Assange winning the election would be great, and would be the first domino in the change we need for the government we have right now. War-loving, debt-loving, lying governments compared to someone who is all about transparency and faces serious jail time because of it.

NEWS SOURCE
Newsfeed.time.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below