Thursday, October 3, 2013

What kittens and elections have in common

Beatrice Atallah is the head of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENIT), the organization responsible for ensuring electoral laws are followed so that elections are credible. Beatrice is now the 'mother' of 33 presidential candidates. Less than a week after the start of the campaign, she is calling for order...

Food fights
Messy kittens
It reminds me a lot of our cat Tricky and her frivolous kittens. They're now nearly 6 weeks old. Mother Tricky is trying hard to teach them some discipline. But do you think the mini-cats are listening?
They are hanging in the curtains, stepping in their water bowl and scattering litter all over the house. They're meewing and peewing and walking under our feet, fighting for their food, and sitting on our heads. It's havoc in our house!

Official campaign rules
The CENIT is reminding the candidates about the official campaign rules. Propaganda posters are not supposed to be on bus shelters, lamp posts and market walls, but on specially placed bill boards with 33 spaces. Candidates are supposed to manage their own security during their internal events and not cause any nuisance or disturbance. Space on National Radio and TV is to be divided equally, and not only to those with the biggest bags of money...

Is it working? Are the candidates listening?  As much as our kittens! Good luck Mrs Atallah.

Many empty spots on the official elections bill boards

But posters on every other possible location...


  1. LOL!

    A Malagasy Reader

  2. your kittens are beautiful.. how ol are they now? have you thought about wht your going to do with a housefull of babies again?? Corinne