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Politicians are responsible for decision making on behalf of the population. They influence governmental policies and are entrusted with looking after economy. New research indicates that politicians may not be as trustworthy as we may think, with those working in Politics more likely to have an extra-marital affair.

Married dating site Illicit Encounters reviewed 1,000 members and found that 235 of them work in Politics, including  head of government departments, parliamentary officials, political representatives, local councillors or senior civil servants. Other professions ranked significantly lower, averaging 110 cheaters. Indicating that those working in politics are twice as likely to cheat.

Psychologist Lucy Redford said that men in power are more likely to cheat because “The feeling of invincibility is a natural by-product of the rise to political power. They feel like they won’t get caught, or if they do get caught they believe they will be able to talk their way out of it, which politicians are very good at.”

Claire Page, spokesperson for Illicit Encounters said there are many high-profile politicians using the website – “Our priority for us and for our customers is discretion. We facilitate affairs easily in a stress-free environment, where the big players look for escapism from their high-pressure professional life. Those in politics are particularly unfaithful, such as French president François Hollande, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vance McAllister. It’s so common today that people barely bat an eyelid when they hear that yet another politician has had an affair. Hollande actually got a popularity boost after his affair revelations!”

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(Above, Valerie Trierweiler and François Hollande) 
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(Above, Julie Gayet)

 

Sounds about right, I can think of quite a few political sex scandals myself- can you?

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