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Is protesting a joke?

"What does a federal deputy do? Truly, I don't know. But vote for me and I will find out for you,"

That's all Tiririca, or Francisco Oliveira Silva, needed to get 1.3 million votes as a federal deputy for São Paulo in last Sunday's elections.

And apparently, Mr. Tiririca, or Grumpy in English, does not even know how to read or write.

So the question here is, is voting for a clown or charismatic figure a legitimate way to show dissatisfaction about politics?

Can somebody like Tiririca really defend the needs of his voters?

There is an proverb that says "He who laughs last laughs best". (Quem ri por último, ri melhor)In the case of these elections - who will get the last laugh - the clown, the voters or the politicians?