The political party created by WikiLeaks announced yesterday that two other candidates will postulate to the Senate of Australia, in the next elections to concur with the site’s founder, Julian Assange.
Assange, who continues refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, announced in December 2012, his candidacy for the Senate from the state of Victoria. While Greg Barns, the WikiLeaks campaign manager said the party has two candidates “highly qualified” for the Senate in the states of New South Wales and Western Australia. Barns declined to give their names.
Regarding Assange’s confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom, Barns said to the Fairfax media group: “In my opinion, and I think that for many people, it would be very embarrassing internationally to Victoria voters if they Could not have on the Senate the person for whom they voted.”