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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hints at running for UK parliament at election

• by Nick Miller

However his time in parliament could be shortlived if Swedish prosecutors decide to press charges against him on a rape allegation.

On Twitter on Wednesday he asked his followers what they thought of the idea of his running, adding "the government has detained me without charge for seven years".

His followers strongly approved.

Asked by Fairfax whether it was just a throwaway Twitter line, Assange confirmed he was genuinely discussing the idea.

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