Fun candidates on the Continent

FORMER television personalities Martin Bell, Michael Cashman and Robert Kilroy-Silk may be catching the attention of voters in this week's elections in England for the European Parliament, but they have nothing on two candidates from other countries.

By Graham Dines

FORMER television personalities Martin Bell, Michael Cashman and Robert Kilroy-Silk may be catching the attention of voters in this week's elections in England for the European Parliament, but they have nothing on two candidates from other countries.

In the Czech Republic, 34 year-old porn film star Nora Baumberger (screen name Dolly Buster) will be trying to get elected for a party formerly known as the Independent Erotic Initiative.

In Slovenia, a soccer player is hoping his popularity will earn him a seat in parliament. Mladen Rudonja played 50 times as an striker for the national team and scored only once. But what a goal - it qualified his team for its first World Cup appearance, in 2002.


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