Assange is fighting for a seat along with interesting opponents
The hacker who has taken refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since June 2012, disputes a seat in the Senate of Australia with 76 other applicants.
The Australian aspires to win the election to be held this Saturday representing his party WikiLeaks to defend press freedom and the right of refugees, although some analysts believe that the real reason would be to get immunity to get out of London.
Among the opponents of the founder of Wikileaks, is the eccentric Australian billionaire Clive Palmer with his party Palmer United. Palmer’s main campaign proposal is to reduce taxes, especially corporate, in order to boost the economy.
Another rival is the advocate of euthanasia Philip Nitschke, aka “Dr. Dead”, who is in favor of legalizing assisted death.
In recent days the political grouping of Assange would have waxed and waned due to the carelessness of its leader, for helping the former CIA’s informant Edward Snowden, another computer analyst known for leaking US secrets.