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Tattooed composer could hold balance in Czech elections

This is Vladimir Franz, presidential candidate in the Czech Republic and professional composer.



Latest polls show a surge of support for his anti-politics platform. He looks like coming third, which is just as well since he has an opera, War with the Newts, ready to premiere in Prague. Mind, the Czech have had one playwright president – why not a composer? Here’s the sound of his music.

As for the body art, it’s an act of self-expression, says Vlad.

Better not plan a presidential visit to Bayreuth.

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  1. War with the Newts? Anti-politics? I wonder if Ken Livingstone’s been told.

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