A man in Belarus registered his parrot as a candidate in a upcoming election for regional councillor, reports the BBC.  According to the parrot’s human campaign advisor, Kanstantsin Zhukouski, the parrot, Yasha Zhukouski

“long dreamed of being a councillor”… the parrot’s campaign slogans: “Where’s the money?” and “I want to go to the council chamber”, were the only things local councillors needed to know.

Yasha however dropped out of the race.  Kanstantsin

who said he wanted to highlight the futility of Belarusian politics – immediately withdrew the documents, possibly in a bid to avoid a penalty.

However, added the parrot’s campaign advisor

being a regional councillor isn’t very prestigious.