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By Orville Schell and David Shambaugh

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Brazil Elects a Clown—Literally—to Congress

Brazilian clown Tiririca didn’t even pretend to run a serious campaign, and he was rewarded with more than 1.3 million votes and a job in government. Tiririca, who started his professional life at age 8 in a circus, will serve as the federal deputy for Sao Paulo, although he may be asked to take a literacy test. (Video after the jump)

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