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SIMPLY THE BEST: Joke ticket wins Iceland elections with kick-ass campaign video

A joke ticket, formed six months ago by a comedian, the Best Party have won local elections in gloomy Iceland’s depressed capital Reykjavik pledging free towels at all swimming pools, a polar bear for the city zoo and a “drug-free parliament by 2020.”

Their campaign video was brilliant.

The BBC reports that – aside from the video – the party “benefited from voters’ loss of trust in government and the establishment in the wake of the country’s banking collapse in 2008.”

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  2. Forget Iceland, get rid of the mad
    Monk and the Dumb Blond

    Posted by Argus Tuft | May 31, 2010, 12:36
  3. Maybe Nick Reece & John Brumby can pick up on this campaign, might save the ALP at this years election

    Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2010, 17:26

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