In a hilarious set of events, citizens of Xalpa city in Mexico have nominated a cat as their candidate for Mayoral post in the upcoming election.
The black and white cat named Morris has a Facebook campaign page devoted to the catty vote appeals with over 120,000 likes as compared to its human contender which has a meager 33,000.
The feline's owner Sergio Chamorro said Morris "sleeps almost all day and does nothing, and that fits the profile of a politician," reported Daily News Analysis (DNA).
The popularity of Morrison's campaign can be gauged from the colourful campaign. One such poster campaign read: "Fed up of voting for rats? Vote for a cat." Morisson themed-goodies has like t-shirts, stickers, bags flooded the local markets implying the popularity of the furry candidate.
The move stems from the locals' frustration on the existing politician and their fruitless promises with Vercauz State government's rigidity in freedom of speech.
However, Morris has not been officially registered in the candidate list but people's demand voicing for inclusion of the feline appears to be a case of utter parody of the state's political system.
Chomoro told Yahoo News of the strange choice, "Morris has been a catalyst to show the discontent that exists in our society. Our message from the beginning has been, 'If none of the candidates represent you, vote for the cat, and it seems people are responding to that."
The popularity of the cat even led many others to suggest nominations of a donkey and chicken for the upcoming elections to be held on 7 July.
But Morisson is not the first of its race to achieve such a popular feat. Records have Stubb, the cat, reigned as mayor of a remote Alsakan town for around 15 years. In 2012, Tuxedo Stan, another furry opponent, unsuccessful contended for the mayor post of Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.