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Julian Assange to run for Australian senate as head of WikiLeaks Party | GlobalPost

Julian Assange said Thursday that he had founded a political party, named WikiLeaks after his anti-secrecy organization, and would contest a seat in the Australian Senate in upcoming national elections, Australia’s ABC reported.

Assange nominated his party’s seven other candidates via the WikiLeaks website from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been evading extradition for more than a year. They include academics, journalists and human rights activists.

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