Australian Election Commission approves WikiLeaks Party's registration

Melbourne, July 2 (ANI): The Australian Election Commission (AEC) has reportedly approved registration of the WikiLeaks Party, founded by Julian Assange for the upcoming elections.

According to The Age, Assange who has been holed up in the Ecuadoream Embassy for a year in a bid to excape US extradition over sexual charges, he plans to run for the Senate in Victoria.

The WikiLeaks Party is also aiming to field upper house candidates in NSW and Western Australia.

The AEC has also approved registration of the Nick Xenophon Group and the Voluntary Euthanasia Party.

The report said that Philip Nitschke is planning to head the Voluntary Euthanasia Party tilt for a Senate seat while Senator Nick Xenophon has formed his own party to ensure that his name appears above the line on the Senate ballot paper, rather than being listed amid a group of other independents. (ANI)


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