Weird news: Ecuador officials reject donkey as candidate

Several citizens in Guayaquil, Ecuador, supported Mr. Burro ("Mr. Donkey" in English) for office


Associated Press
November 17, 2012 3:01AM (UTC)

QUITO, Ecuador — The demand of dozens of citizens has been denied in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil: There will be no jackass running for the legislature.

At least 40 people paraded their candidate through the city's streets to the electoral council offices. Mr. Burro even wore a tie. But officials refused to even let them in the door on Thursday even though backers had dummied up a mock voter registration card showing the candidate's photo superimposed on a man wearing a business suit.

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Donkey backer Daniel Molina told local television stations the goal was to call voters' attention to the seriousness of the February election, not to insult any party.

 


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