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Naked bid for attention by Hungarian politician

A Hungarian TV hostess sat naked on Wednesday to announce she is running for a seat in the European Parliament as candidate of the upstart Union Party.
/ Source: Reuters

A Hungarian TV hostess sat naked on Wednesday to announce she is running for a seat in the European Parliament as candidate of the upstart Union Party.

Anettka Feher, about 30, with close-cropped black hair, sat atop a table, legs crossed, displaying her petite and muscular body wearing nothing but a shy smile and some jewelry.

Besides her visible assets, she believes disappointment with the political establishment will give her enough votes to secure a Brussels seat in the June elections.

Hungary joins the EU on May 1 and has been allotted 24 seats in the European Parliament.

Anettka rejects comparisons with Ilona Staller, a former Italian pornstar of Hungarian extraction, better known as Cicciolina.

Cicciolina was famed for baring her breasts during a successful campaign for a seat in the Italian parliament with the Radical Party in 1987.

Cicciolina also ran for a seat in the Hungarian parliament in the 2002 general elections, but abandoned her campaign after a handful of disappointing meetings with voters in her native 10th district of Budapest.

“If they (Hungarian mainstream politicians) think I am just another Cicciolina, they are in for a big surprise: I am smart, and I have a daily four-hour presence on a national television channel,” Anettka said.