France's weird and wonderful local election hopefuls
Almost 900,000 candidates have put themselves forward for the local elections in France this weekend, but some of them stand out more than others. Among those fighting for election are porn actresses, beauty queens and even a dead person. Here’s just a selection of some of the weird, wonderful and in some cases worrying candidates, that for one reason or another stand-out from the rest. Who would you vote for?
1.The pornstar: Jacqueline Avise, who goes under the alias "Ariane Carrera de Luxor", has made over 100 X-rated movies. The porn star is on the National Front party's list in the town of Bessan in southern France. No doubt some residents have taken the time out to check on her “credentials”. Avise has received death threats but has the support of the local party leader. "This person is French citizen who has the right to present herself like another," he said.