There's hope for Yucko yet -- illiterate clown is most popular politician in Brazil

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    Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known by his clown name Tiririca, received more than 1.3 million votes in Sao Paulo state in Brazil’s presidential and congressional elections. That was more than double the votes of the second-placed candidate in Brazil’s most populous state. Tiririca caught the attention of disillusioned voters by asking for their support with the humorous slogan: “It can’t get any worse†and a promise to do nothing more in Congress than report back to them on how politicians spend their time. The clown, whose stage name means “grumpy,†usually appears in public wearing a blond wig, a red hat and a garish outfit. He survived a last-minute attempt by public prosecutors to bar him from running because of evidence that he is illiterate. Tiririca’s well-financed campaign will help elect other politicians because under Brazil’s election rules he can pass his substantial excess votes on to other candidates in his coalition, which includes the ruling Workers’ Party.

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