Assange to run for Senate

Assange to run for Senate

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed he will run for a Senate seat the next federal election, in either New South Wales of Victoria, saying he will register as an overseas voter.

He also says plans are well underway for setting up the Australian Wikileaks party, saying a number of very worthy people admired by the Australian public have expressed interest in standing for the party.

The Australian Electorial Commission requires the confirmation of at least 500 members, before a party can be officially registered.

Assange is currently seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as he fears he will be extradited to the US to face allegations of treason, following the release of wikileaks wires.

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