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IN BRIEF / AND FINALLY ...

Running for Office Is No Beauty Contest, or Is It?

June 07, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri had a simple pitch as she campaigned in the city of Medan for July 5 elections: Choose the prettiest candidate.

Appearing before several thousand supporters, Megawati wrapped up a brief speech by saying, "Choose the most beautiful candidate on the ballot paper, the one with a mole on her right cheek."

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