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Gotye Forms New Political Party in Australia

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Gotye for president. Well, sort of.

The singer behind “Somebody That I Used To Know” has formed a political party with his band, The Basics. According to The Guardian, Gotye plans to run in Victoria’s state election in Australia this November.

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Gotye’s party is named the Basics Rock’n’Roll Party. The Guardian reports that the three pillars of the party include innovation, education and — naturally — rock ’n’ roll.

Objectives include first-aid training in schools and more access to music in rural areas.

Read more on Radio.com.

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