Julian Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, is going to run for election in Australia later this year. According to New York Times, Assange has inaugurated his own political party named same as his anti-secrecy organization.
Assange has been living in Ecuadorean Embassy for more than a year now and he is confident that he will be able to stand in elections from there. If elected, Julian says, his party would work to advance a platform of “transparency, justice and accountability.”
“There is, of course, some possibility that the Australian Senate would permit remote involvement. It’s never been done before, but it is theoretically possible,” says Julian “But in any event we have candidates available to hold the seat until such time as I am available to take it.”