''Romanian villagers have voted to re-elect a dead man as their mayor, to prevent his living rival winning.'' We shouldn't laugh: our numbers at the polls get lower and lower each year.
Neculai Ivascu - who led Voinesti for almost two decades - died from a liver disease on Sunday, too late to cancel the contest.
The village's loyal residents still gave him 23 more votes than his rival, Gheorghe Dobrescu of the ruling National Liberal Party.
"I know he died, but I don't want change," one villager told Romanian TV.
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