Donkey Rejected As Legislature Candidate In Ecuador

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QUITO, Ecuador
(AP) — 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.

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.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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