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Politicians May Be Asked for Mental Exams
Thu Sep 12, 9:25 AM ET

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentine politicians, blamed by voters for leading the country to its worst economic crisis, would have to undergo psychiatric tests to ensure they are mentally fit to hold office if a bill before Congress is approved.



Sen. Jorge Capitanich, a former Cabinet chief, has submitted a bill that would require all congressional and presidential candidates to take mental as well as physical exams, a spokesman for the legislator said Wednesday.

The bill, possibly due for debate this week, would also require future leaders to present any criminal records and proof they have paid taxes in a country where half of potential revenues are lost to evasion.

Politicians are increasingly the target of public anger among voters fed up with a recession now in its fifth year. Few lawmakers can venture out in public without being insulted or spat on in the streets.

As March presidential elections approach, the most common popular street slogan is "Get Rid of Them All!" Soaring poverty and unemployment have sparked food riots over the last year and forced four presidents since December 2001 to leave their posts.
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Good thing they did not require a personality test for a certain fella we all know and love.
09-12-2002 01:41 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by rickheel:
Good thing they did not require a personality test for a certain fella we all know and love.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You are 100% correct Rick...I mean with all the coke Dubya did in the past It might have affected the results of that personality test <img border="0" alt="[Cheers]" title="" src="graemlins/cheers.gif" />

<small>[ September 12, 2002, 03:03 PM: Message edited by: NCTrafficMan ]</small>
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<img border="0" alt="[laugh]" title="" src="graemlins/laughing.gif" /> You know...this in and of itself is funny...but actually, the whole problem is so much deeper than that...so in actuality it's all sort of sad. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
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