Brazil: Clown congressman messes up first vote

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February 17, 2011
Yahoo! News    
Posted in LAND News, News

"A clown who won a seat in Brazil's Congress by a landslide has stayed true to his former profession by accidentally messing up his first vote. Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known by his clown name Tiririca, had pledged to back the government's austerity proposal for a new national minimum wage in a crucial vote on Wednesday night. When the time came, however, Tiririca pressed the wrong button on the computerized system and accidentally voted for an opposition proposal for a much bigger increase in the wage than the government wants, according to Brazilian media who spoke to his office." (02/17/11)


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