Saturday, 17 September 2016

Kolbotn Is A Suburb Of Oslo With Around 9,000 Inhabitants,

and as voting day was approaching,

someone decide to ask a few local people to put their names forward to increase the voter turn out, as a fairly well known local officials asked Gylve, better known as Fenriz, half of Norwegian heavy metal band Darkthrone to put his name forward, He never made any effort to win, but as the actual election approached Fenriz says he started to get a feeling that he might actually end up a councillor against his will, so he tried to very openly sabotage his own campaign by using a photo of himself holding his pet cat with the caption “Please Don’t Vote for Me” as a poster, and there it is, never underestimate the power of a pussy I guess is the message here, his hometown was apparently so impressed by his lack of interest for the official position that they voted for him overwhelmingly, “People just went nuts,” as he puts it, now the bad news for Gylve, he will be required to attend important council meetings and listen to his constituents’ complaints, the news came as a huge surprise to the young musician, as he claims he only agreed to run after officials in Kolbotn asked him to do it in an effort to boost voter numbers, “Basically, they called and asked if I wanted to be on the list [of backup representatives], I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn’t really have to do anything,” he told music site Clrvynt, how wrong can you be?

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