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Wałęsa running for the European Parliament

A crowd of new interesting characters is running for the European Parliament in Poland. Among them Wałęsa.

Well, no, I don't mean the legendary Solidarity leader. I mean Jarosław Wałęsa, his 33-year old son and politician. He will be running in Gdansk for the governing Civic Platform. He is last on the party list. But that is a neat trick which has worked before. He was also last when he ran for the Polish parliament in 2005 and 2007. He got a huge number of votes, because of the name the first time, but also because of his good work as an MP the second time. 

He is not the only new and interesting character the parties are fielding for the EP election:

by Fran on Fri Mar 27th, 2009 at 03:17:17 PM EST
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