Joke Party Characteristics

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A joke party, also known as a frivolous party or a satirical party, is a political party that is created for the point of entertainment or to make a political statement through satire. Although they do occasionally exist as a way to spread a message across, sometimes they their existence is mainly a source of humor or entertainment. The following is a list of satirical parties from around the world. Although the level of success that they have found varies, they all share one common characteristic: their party platforms are pretty hilarious.
10. Union of Conscientiously Work-Shy Elements
The Union of Conscientiously Work-Shy Elements, also known in Danish as Sammenslutning af Bevidst Arbejdssky Elementer, was a joke political party formed in 1979 in Aarhus, Denmark by a comedian by the name of Jacob Haugaard. In September 1994, with a total of 23,253 votes, Haugaard was elected to the Folketing (the Danish Parliament), winning one seat in parliament. This came as a big surprise to the party whose platform included promises to improve the weather and Christmas presents, more "piece of Renaissance" furniture available in Ikea, 8 hours of spare time, 8 hours of rest, and 8 hours of sleep for every citizen, and more bread to feed the
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The party's main claim to fame was a promise to use a smaller size of font as a way to reduce unemployment statistics. In a 1979 general election, a candidate for the Fancy Dress Party won a seat in Dartford, a trend that continued with general elections in 1983, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2001. In fact, as of 2010, members of the Fancy Dress Party remain on the political party register. Other notable policies held by the party include cutting police paper work to make doilies, building new schools made of inflatable classrooms to "make it easier for delinquent pupils to let the entire school down", and the assertation that students should be entitled to full pints of

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