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Watch: Julian Assange's election song is really quite bizarre

Warning: Includes mullet.

AS YOU MAY have heard, the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is running for the Australian senate elections in absentia as he remains holed-up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

As part of his electoral bid he has done something quite bizarre indeed, donned a mullet and recorded a video where he lip-syncs his way though one of Australia’s biggest hits ‘You’re the Voice’ by John Farnham:

YouTube: auvideos

The impact of this latest election pitch is not clear but Assange faces an uphill struggle for election given the infighting in the Wikileaks Party and the cloud of allegations that surrounds him.

He has been in the Ecuadorean embassy for over a year in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of rape.

Read: ‘He’s very, very pale’: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange yesterday

More: ‘Australian men don’t tell’ says Julian Assange of Sweden sex allegations

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