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Assange to run for Australian senate: WikiLeaks

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will run for a seat in the Australian Senate during this year's elections, his organisation announced Wednesday, with his mother saying he would be "awesome" in the role. 

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange addresses his supporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, on August 19, 2012. Assange will run for a seat in the Australian Senate during this year's elections, his organisation announced Wednesday, with his mother saying he would be "awesome" in the role.

WikiLeaks unveiled the plan with a tweet that read "Australia: Julian Assange has confirmed he will run in the 2013 national election for the Australian Senate", just hours after Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the nation would go to the polls on September 14.

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