German Satirical Party Urges Students to Choose 'Boobs Over Bookworms'

© Flickr / MortAuPatThe German political party Die Partei reportedly decided to kick off its election campaign with its 'cleavages over degrees' initiative
The German political party Die Partei reportedly decided to kick off its election campaign with its 'cleavages over degrees' initiative - Sputnik International
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The German political party Die Partei reportedly decided to kick off its election campaign with its 'cleavages over degrees' initiative.

 - Sputnik International
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In an interview with Sputnik, Moritz Hahn, representative of the German satirical party Die Partei, heaped praise on the party's gonzo campaign to launch its bid for election.

The campaign, which urged students to consider electing busty women rather than brainy lads, saw scores of leaflets distributed on the streets of Tubingen, where one of the oldest universities in Germany is located.

Die Partei managed to enter one local university's student council by obtaining six percent of the vote.

Asked about factors that added to the party's success, Moritz Hahn said that "the voters finally realized the fact that Die Partei is a very good party," capable of holding "a few prestigious events."

"We took part in the public debate and proved that we are the best team of our university. During this speech, I stood on the stage and had a beer, which was appreciated; the voters loved it. And of course they liked our 'cleavages over degrees' flyers that we distributed in the dining room and on the streets," he said.

Hahn added that accusations that Die Partei was sexist hold no water.

"Some passers-by said that we allegedly only want to show boobs and that it is sexist. But we did not intend to do it. We wanted to show that election lists include not only me but also other people, such as Mary, who can be seen on the fliers," he said.

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Founded in 2004, Die Partei is led by Martin Sonneborn, a German satirist and Member of the European Parliament.

During the 2014 European Parliament election, the party managed to win a seat, in an event that marked the first time that a satirical party made it to the European Parliament.

According to the Economist, the party's platform has become less bellicose since 2004, given that instead of supporting aggression against Liechtenstein and the rebuilding of the Berlin Wall, the party currently focuses on reducing working hours and getting rid of daylight-saving time.

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