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Nick Cave Outclasses Kylie Minogue in Fantasy Prime Minister Poll

August 20, 2010 (4:31 am) GMT
The rocker tops the poll of famous Aussies his countrymen want to see installed as prime minister which was conducted ahead of the country's federal election.

Rocker Nick Cave has outdone his former muse by topping a poll of famous Aussies his countrymen want to see installed as prime minister. The former Birthday Party star beat out competition from Minogue, as well as Powderfinger singer Bernard Fanning, musician John Butler, and Barry Humphries' comic creation Dame Edna Everage.

Cave, who duetted with Minogue on his 1995 hit "Where the Wild Roses Grow", tells the Australian Associated Press, "My first political act will be to introduce legislation forcing all Australians to lower their expectations."

More than 30,000 votes were cast in the poll, by MySpace.com, ahead of Australia's federal election on Saturday, August 21.

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