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Group members are now hoping to capitalize on their fame and good intentions by going into politics and running for seats in the next parliamentary election, scheduled for 2012.

But will anyone take them seriously? Femen’s leader, Anna Hutsol, thinks so.

“We understand that the solution to female problems needs some political will, not just shouting and drawing a wide response,” Hutsol said. “There is a strong need to create a new and female political party, different from what there is in parliament now. It may sound naive, but we want to change something for good in Ukraine’s international image as European destination for sex tourists.”

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