May 31, 2010

What else would you choose?

So the story is that the majority of people finally chose "The Best Party". What am I talking about?In a local election in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, "The Best Party" founded by comedian Jon Gnarr six months ago, came in first with 34.7 per cent of the vote. In spite of its very short life, it won the heart of Reykjavik's people with a political campaign which made, among other things, effective use of alternative media. "The Best Party" now has to deliver on its promises: drug-free parliament by 2020, free towels in all city swimming pools, a polar bear for the city zoo and a Disneyland at Vatnsmyri, the capital's airport. Beside these mundane promises, the party's satire against the politicians and businessmen responsible for the banking collapse, also reveals the huge dissatisfaction with the old system of the electorate. Let the "Best Party" be faithful to its own name then.

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