Stephanie Banister
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Australian election candidate Stephanie Banister quits

10 August 2013 Last updated at 16:34 BST

An Australian election candidate who was widely mocked after she mistook Islam for a country in a TV interview has withdrawn her candidacy.

Stephanie Banister, 27, was contesting a seat in Queensland for the anti-immigration One Nation Party. She had only been in politics for 48 hours.

Jon Donnison reports.

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