Fame and notoriety, creativity, and a photograph with a fluffy cat are surefire ways to win an election.
Article by Joshua Barrie
Except Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, a rocker from the black metal band Darkthrone, didn’t want success.
He agreed to stay on a reserve list.
“My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘please don’t vote for me’,” Fenriz told Clrvynt.
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“They called and asked if I wanted to be on the list of backup representatives.
“I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn’t really have to do anything.”
The Darkthrone man was voted in. His cat, named ‘peanut butter,’ obviously had a tempting effect on voters.
And now Fenriz is being forced to serve on his local council for two years. Although he’s only backup.
The musician added: “Basically, I have to step in when the usual people who go to the big meetings are sick or something.
“I’m a pillar of my community.”
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