Bosnian candidate banned from elections over porn

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Posted: Sep 21, 2012 11:08 AM

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's electoral commission has kicked out an independent candidate from the race for the mayor of the country's fourth-largest city for using online porn to attract voters.

The electoral commission announced on Friday that Mirad Hadziahmetovic was banned from participating in the race for mayor of Zenica in the October elections for uploading pornographic video clips to his official campaign site.

Hadziahmetovic previously said he uploaded porn clips after realizing that large numbers of people use the Web to peruse sexual content.

To view the material on his site, visitors first had to answer questions about various issues related to local governance in Zenica. Each clip ended with a separately recorded video of Hadziahmetovic talking directly to camera and saying: "If you liked this clip, vote for me."