Donald Duck as Church Election Promoter
The Swedish church is seeking unusual support for its forthcoming administrative elections. A spokesman for the diocese of Luleå in the north announced that election advertisements are being published in Donald Duck comic books. The spokesman said the Disney figure was not only popular with children but also appealed to adolescents and grown-ups, so the church hoped to raise more interest for its cause by way of the comic book ads. All Swedes 16 years and older can participate in the elections, scheduled for September 20th. Donald Duck is known in Sweden as Kalle Anka, which in English would be Chuck the Duck.