Donkey stands for mayor in seaside town
'Marko' the donkey has been chosen by the Society for New Bulgaria political party to stand for mayor in the elections on October 23, according to reports in The Metro.
Apparently, the party sees Marko as the ideal alternative to the current mayor, Kiril Yordanov, who they feel is not doing a good enough job for the town.
Angel Dyankov, head of the campaign headquarters of the Society for New Bulgaria party, told the paper: 'Unlike the other mayor candidates and politicians, the Donkey has a strong character, doesn't steal, doesn't lie, and gets work done.'
Fellow Society for New Bulgaria member Doychin Dimitrovmade made his point clear about his dissatisfaction with the current mayor of Varna.
'Marko's life is difficult because the green areas in the Bulgarian sea capital are disappearing.
'Let the residents of Varna draw the line and decide who has more positive qualities – the donkey or the incumbent Mayor.'
And the donkey isn't the only animal to stand for office in recent times. In New Mexico, donkeys, horses, dogs and a chicken are among the candidates standing in local elections this month.