mardi 8 novembre 2011

Brazil: The Rhinoceros Cacareco elected mayor of Sao Paolo.

Cacareco was a rhinoceros at the zoo in Sao Paolo in Brazil. Municipal elections of October 1958, he is a candidate to protest against corruption. The rhinoceros gets about 100,000 protest votes, more than other parties. Obviously, his election was rejected by the electoral commission.

The absurd idea to present an animal as a candidate was the journalist Itaboraí Martins, who wanted to protest against the low level of 450 candidates.

The history of Cacareco inspired in 1963, the party protest "Rhinoceros", created by Doctor Jacques Ferron, renowned author sovereignty. Its purpose was to mock the federal system as well as Canada generally considered to be a resurgence of British colonialism.

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