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The Australian Sex Party, a tiny party known for its salacious name and election-day antics, said on Thursday that it had been deregistered after the country’s election watchdog ruled it did not have enough activists.

Co-founder Robbie Swan said in a statement that the party would “vigorously” appeal a decision handed down by the Australian Election Commission (AEC) that removed its official status following a review of its membership.

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