Chilean Mayor Beefs Up Support With Free Viagra
Surprise bonus for guys over 60
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 3:21 AM CDT
Pro-choice demonstrators protest a court decision halting government distribution of free "morning-after" pregnancy prevention pills. Meanwhile, a municipal mayor is offering free Viagra to men.    (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
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(Newser) – The mayor of a Chilean town has come up with a new way of securing support among voters: he's is handing out free Viagra. The mayor  of a working class suburb of the capital of Santiago has ordered physicians to hand out batches of the blue sex potency pills four times a month to men over 60.

The program will cost about $20,000 the first year. The mayor, a former doctor in the town, denied the free pills were intended to woo the electorate. "This is about giving our elderly population a better quality of life," he harrumphed.