Tiririca’s Clowning Around Finally Pays Off
Tiririca, or Francisco Oliveira Silva to give him his real name, was elected as a federal deputy for Sao Paulo with more than 1.3 million votes. Tiririca, or “Grumpy”, had slogans such as: “It can’t get any worse.”
Tiririca survived a last-minute legal challenge to his candidacy amid evidence that he did not meet the literacy requirement for elected office. However, the electoral authorities indicated he could be removed from office if he failed to show he can read and write after the election.