Bird seller rises to city council in western Iran

May 22, 2017

TEHRAN – A bird seller has been elected as the favorite candidate into the city council in Khorramabad, capital of the western province of Lorestan.

Valiollah Rostaminejad garnered 40,086 votes to stand atop in a field of nine members of the city council in the Friday election, enjoying a strong lead of 27,821 votes with the second candidate, IRIB reported.

Rostaminejad had no electoral campaign except for standing on the pavement hanging a banner from his neck which invited people to vote for him. 

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