XALAPA: A cat has been elected to run for mayor.

Morris has been put forward as the citizens’ candidate for elections took place on Saturday. If Morris were to win, he would become the mayor of Veracruz state capital Xalapa, in Mexico.

His campaign slogan is ‘Xalapa Without Rats’, and he currently comes second of the four candidates with the amount of ‘likes’ his Facebook page has gathered.

According to his campaign, Morris insists that although he is likely to cause a mess on a regular basis, at least he will cover it up and not leave it lying around for everyone else to clean up.

He also lists his weaknesses as “quilts, sheets, pillows, couches and clothing in general”.–DS