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    Posted June 6, 2013 by

    City in Mexico postulates a cat as candidate for mayor.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     It may be too purr-fect to be true, but iReporter tracylezama from Xalapa, Mexico, says that the popularity of Morris the cat to run for mayor in the town is growing. Already, Morris has more than 100,000 followers on his Facebook page. The politican hopeful even has a campaign platform set. It involves resting, frolicing and ridding the city of its rat infestation. 'Facing the quantity of rats that lurk in these posts,' the feline's Facebook page says, 'only a cat can bring order.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    With the campaign slogan of "Xalapa Without Rats" a new player has appeared in the electoral field today. The state of Veracruz is preparing for the upcoming local elections, to be held on July 7th, and in a show of tiredness and lack of belief in the official candidates, two young men have proposed a cat named Morris as the citizen's candidate. Morris says he promises to do what other politicians do, which is sleep and do nothing. He has also stated that while he also messes up, he at least has the decency to cover up his mess and not leave it laying around where people can step on it. Curiously enough, Morris now has more likes on his Facebook page than three of the four main candidates in the running, and is expected to overcome the candidate for PRI in a short time. This internet sensation is being covered by state, local, and national media, and is a way for the population to express their frustration at their elected officials.
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