Seriously, guys? We did not resist this one…

According to Lauro Jardim, after a round of talks with Valdemar Costa Neto during Carnival, Tiririca, an “Illiterate Clown” (“Illiterate clown” is not meant as a pejorative: Tiririca is a professional clown who cannot read) authorized the dome of his political party (PR) to make moves to launch his name to join the race for mayor of Sao Paulo.

According to Tiririca, the candidacy began to be entertained after a large amount of letters and emails from potential voters started to pop up at the PR’s office requesting his presence in the race. Tiririca said the following:

“The party told me that my constituents are pushing for me to be a candidate. I told them I’m available. I am very happy to have my name remembered. It is a very important thing.”

Tiririca, real name Francisco Silva, entered the Brazilian Congress after bagging more than a million votes as he ran for a seat to represent the state of Sao Paulo – Brazil’s largest.

‘Vote for Tiririca ['grumpy' in English], you can’t be worse than you are now,’ was one of the clown’s controversy-stirring campaign slogans. ‘What does a federal legislator do? I don’t know, but if you elect me I’ll tell you,’ was another.

Only in Brazil…

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6 Responses to Only in Brazil: Tiririca “The Illiterate Clown” to join the race for Sao Paulo mayor

  1. camberiu says:

    Where is the +1 so that I can share this on Google+?

  2. Erik says:

    The Tiririca brings to Brazil almost same as Britney Spears brings to USA…. nothing. Next!

  3. ike batista says:


  4. roberto says:

    Yeah… now imagine Britney Spears in Congress and you’ll get a picture of the situation n Brazil

  5. Carlo Antonio says:

    @ike batista I am Brazilian but not really disagree with your Frasse the majority of Brazilians are not all idiots.

  6. paulinho petralha says:

    I have to agree with Ike Batista. Brazil scores very low in education, are taxed to the gills, exploited in overpriced everything, live in fear of violence, and on and on… Inexplicably they report being happy. Go figure.

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