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Magglio Ordonez was elected mayor in Venezuela

Dec 9, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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Magglio Ordonez ran for mayor of Sotillo, Venezuela … and he won.

And here are some interesting details from the Associated Press:

Ordonez’s victory in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela was announced by President Nicolas Maduro at a rally Sunday for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide.

The socialist president has turned to celebrity candidates such as the six-time All-Star to overcome rising anger with his handling of the economy. Maduro prevailed in his first electoral test since narrowly winning the presidency in April following the death of Hugo Chavez.

You know, just your average mayoral election.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Dec 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Meh, big deal. With the Oiled Electoral Machine, Nicholas’s Grandma could win an election.

    • cur68 - Dec 9, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      I was wondering what you thought of this. Hey, at least your people will have a mayor with the best hair in MLB, non-Axford Mullet division. That’s something, right?

      • Francisco (FC) - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        I try NOT to have thoughts about the ongoing political situation back home. They’re usually just poisonous thoughts.

  2. phillysports1 - Dec 9, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Congrats Magg .

  3. missthemexpos - Dec 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Hmnnn… Could Roy Halladay retiring as a Blue Jay be the first step in his returning to Toronto and becoming Mayor, bringing some class after having a crack smoking mayor?

  4. nymets4ever - Dec 9, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Ordonez becoming mayor, Jeter running a publishing company, now someone posting about Halladay becoming mayor himself. This whole idea of guys getting to do whatever they want just bc they played baseball is utter nonsense. Being able to hit or throw a baseball does not mean you know jack about politics, books, or any number of other fields these players get seemingly free access to.

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