Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Green breakthrough in Colombia?

This weekend, Colombia will go to the polls in presidential elections. And according to the Independent, they look set to elect the world's first Green head of state:

If Antanas Mockus wins the Colombian elections – and polls indicate that he will – he won't be your average president. Not only did he make his name when rector of the National University by dropping his pants and mooning a packed auditorium of rioting students, but he has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. And then there's his party. If the 58-year-old is elected, he will be the first Green head of state in the world.
Given the two-round process, we will likely have to wait until June 20 for the final result - and things could change radically before then. But even getting a Green as one of the top two candidates is an enormous achievement.