Thursday, 29 March 2012

Regional elections: €50 'in advance'

A curious, rather than furious, reaction to the elections held last Sunday in Andalucía. When they were counting the votes at one of the polling stations in Sanlúcar de Barrameda the officials found inside an electoral envelope, a €50 bill and a note that reads: "The winning party, whichever it might be, is going to cheat and rob me. Therefore I am paying these €50 in advance. If I were you, I would spend them on a couple of drinks at some bar somewhere, and then I would think about the fact that today I have done nothing to improve democracy but rather to destroy the welfare state." The money was handed over to a court, but there is no news as to whether any politician actually saw it all...

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