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Influential cat competes against Jacinda Ardern for New Zealander of the year

Sydney (Australia) / The cat Mitters, a popular feline in the New Zealand city of Wellington where people are photographed with him, is competing against New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other prominent personalities for recognition as New Zealander of the Year.

The animal and the president are present in the first list of nominees, whose candidacies can be submitted until August 31, sources from the organization of the award confirmed to EFE, which last year was won by actress and director Jennifer Ward-Lealand.

“In this year of extraordinary circumstances, we are all heroes,” said Miriama Kamo, organizer of the award, in a statement.

Ardern, who starts as the favorite for re-election in the October 17 elections, has successfully dealt with three major crises during her tenure, including the successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mittens, an adventurous cat

However, you will have in front of a tough competitor, the Mittens cat, a white and tan male Turkish Angora, who has more than 50,000 followers in his Facebook group and who post photos when they meet the feline.

Mittens, an adventurous cat who often roams coffee shops, libraries, universities and other public places, this year received the key to the city of Wellington.

In 2018 the cat began to become popular due to the fact that many people who came across it took it to the police station in case it had been lost, one of the officers then decided to open an account on social networks to learn about the movements of the feline through the photos and to report the curious behavior of the animal, who has an owner and who lets him go out to explore the city.

In addition to the aforementioned candidates for this edition, the general director of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, the scientist Siouxsie Wiles, the designer Kelly Coe, the musician Dane Rumble and the journalist Patrick Gower, among others, are also on the list.

Once the nominations are complete, a panel of judges will evaluate the candidates during other rounds and the winner will be announced on March 18, 2021. (August 24, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Principalmente el texto habla de...  
un gato que podría obtener un reconocimiento en Nueva Zelanda.
lo que suele hacer el gato Mittens.
Jacinta Arden y de su gestión de la crisis del COVID-19.
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Leyendo el texto entendemos que si Mittens gana...  
será reconocido como el gato más bonito de toda Nueva Zelanda.
será reconocido como el "neozelandés del año".
será reconocido como el gato más "aventurero" de Nueva Zelanda.
Question 3
En el texto se dice que...  
además de Mittens también compiten personas relacionadas con la música, la política o la moda.
se desmiente que Jacinda Ardern esté nominada a ese galardón.
Mittens podría volver a obtener ese reconocimiento en Nueva Zelanda.
Question 4
Según el texto...  
el año que viene se sabrá quién ha ganado.
Mittens es un gato miedoso que no suele salir de casa.
Mittens es muy popular en Nueva Zelanda solo por esa candidatura.
Question 5
En el texto se dice que...  
casi nadie sigue a este gato en una red social.
Mittens nunca ha estado en ningún edificio público.
al principio creían que Mittens se había perdido cuando se cruzaban con él por la calle.
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la dueña de Mittens creó una cuenta en una red social para pedir ayuda para encontrar a Mittens.
unos turistas abrieron una cuenta en una red social para informar de la desaparición de Mittens.
un oficial de policía abrió una cuenta en una red social para dar a conocer los lugares por los que había pasado Mittens.
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