Julian Assange has hinted he may run in June's general election
The Wikileaks founder asked his 147,000 followers whether he should put himself forward for the “UK general election”.
He offered four choices, with thousands of voters urging him to become a member of Parliament.
Mr Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost five years in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden.
He has not left the cramped building since 2012 due to fears he will be arrested.
Mr Assange has been accused of sexual assault in Sweden but believes he will actually be extradited to America to face punishment for exposing reams of state secrets.
Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012
He asked today: “Should I run in the UK general election? The Government has detained me without charge for seven years.”
He offered four options: “Yes. Do it! That’d be fun”, “Yes. Mock them global”, “No. Really US+EU fault” and “No. Way bigger fish”.
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The two options encouraging him to run have soared ahead with a combined 79 per cent of the vote, dwarfing the 21 per cent who oppose the idea.
Mr Assange could theoretically run for MP due to his Australian citizenship, which makes him a member of the Commonwealth.
Mr Assange is eligible to run for Parliament due to his Australian citizenship
He added later today: “Since I am not sentenced (or even charged) with a crime and am an Australian I can run for UK Parliament. Haha.”
In response to an enquiry by an Australian news agency, he said he was “seriously considering how much fun it might be to slap the powder off their stuck-up, class-bound noses”.
It comes after Mr Assange pleaded with the new Ecuadorian president to help him leave his embassy 'hell'.
On Tuesday, he said: ”We hope that the new government in Ecuador can renew attempts to implement this (UN) decision.”