Donald Duck, God and king get votes in Swedish polls

2010-09-24 07:18

Stockholm – Donald Duck, the king and God are among those who snagged votes in the Swedish general elections, a final list of hand-written votes showed.

Hand-written ballots are allowed in Swedish polls. Voters normally use them to write down the name of the established party they wish to vote for, but random options also pop up on ballots.

More than 120 people wanted to see Donald Duck, the Walt Disney Company’s cartoon character, get elected in Sunday’s vote published by the election authority yesterday.

My Party meanwhile garnered four votes, while Myself got two, the same amount as Jesus, Jesus Christ and God.
The King won three votes, one more than “common sense in Sweden” – written in English on the ballot.

Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse and Couch potato party each got one.

Aside from such very personal picks, a number of smaller parties not represented in parliament also garnered support on Sunday. The two largest were the pro-filesharing Pirate Party and the Feminist Initiative, which both raked in less than 1% of votes.

Among others, was the Pensioners Party with 0.1% of the vote, the Hard Alcohol Party with 237 supporters and the Healthcare Party with 185.

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