Poland's 'Barbie' presidential candidate sparks frustration of Poles hoping for left's revival

February 28, 2015 2:00 PM

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Poland's 'Barbie' presidential candidate sparks frustration of Poles hoping for left's revival

FILE--In this Feb. 14, 2015 file photo, the presidential candidate for the Democratic Left Alliance, Magdalena Ogorek, left, and party leader Leszek Miller, right, attend a campaign rally in Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland. The party, once a major player, is fighting for its very existence. With presidential and parliamentary elections coming up this year, Miller gambled on Ogorek to reverse the party's steep decline. Though she has a doctorate in history, the 36-year-old former bit-part actress and TV presenter has virtually no political experience. Many Poles on the left are ridiculing the choice of a Barbie-like figure to run for the prestigious position and say the tactic will not work. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz-file) (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, the presidential candidate for the Democratic Left Alliance, Magdalena Ogorek, speaks at a campaign rally in Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland. The party, once a major player, is fighting for its very existence. With presidential and parliamentary elections coming up...

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