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Submission + - Australia Elects Libertarian Senator (By Accident) (

LordLucless writes: Australia's Liberal Democratic Party, which describes itself as a classically liberal, free-market libertarian party, has had their candidate for New South Wales elected to the upper house, with roughly double the number of votes they were expecting.

In part, this has been attributed to them being placed first on the ballot paper (which is determined by a random process) and similarities in name to one of the major parties, the Liberal Party of Australia.

Every cloud has a silver lining; you should have sold it, and bought titanium.