John Oliver announces he's running for prime minister of Italy because why the heck not

John Oliver announces he's running for prime minister of Italy because why the heck notA television personality becoming leader of a country? That’s preposterous. SEE ALSO: John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a ‘geriatric Dr. Evil’ On Sunday night, John Oliver covered the impending Italian election. He ran down the list of candidates, presenting Italy’s current political situation as a dire one, particularly given the apparent comeback of ex-prime minister and waxwork come-to-life, Silvio Berlusconi. Oliver has a new option for Italian people. He consulted “half a dozen” Italian legal experts who told him that he can’t run for Italian prime minister but equally “admitted” that the Italian constitution does not specifically prohibit a non-politician, or even a non-citizen from running. So he’s doing it anyway. “Yes Italy, my candidacy for prime minister may be a complete and total farce,” proclaimed Oliver in front of a huge and perfectly satirical toy volcano. “But be honest — incredibly, I am far from your worst option.”


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