Sunday, August 22, 2010

Voting "Yes" for a Wife

From Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkish man demands wife in exchange for 'yes' vote in charter poll
With politicians stepping up their efforts to convince voters to either approve or reject the upcoming constitutional reform package, one elderly voter in Çankırı has set his price for delivering a “yes” vote – a wife.
“I will say ‘yes,’ that is easy, but you have to find a woman for me that I can marry,” 96-year-old Ömer Sosyal told Suat Kınıklıoğlu, a deputy with the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, when the politician asked him what his vote would be.  (More) 


  1. Oh bless him! Only in quirky Turkey!

  2. I don't know. I know he is positively ancient and all, but I find the idea of bargaining for vote on such a individual level a bit pathetic and hopeless.

  3. Well yes of course its a bit pathetic but he's obviously desperate isn't he? I feel a bit sorry for him :-((


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