The Instituto Electoral y de Participación, the state’s electoral authority responsible for carrying out the process of elections and vetting political candidates, has approved a real clown’s entry into the city’s mayoral race.
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Guillermo Cienfuegos Pérez, known as “Lagrimita”, isn’t clowning around about being the city’s next mayor and he sure knows how to draw a crowd. Pérez, along with his son, are professional musical clowns in Guadalajara who have produced four albums and have charted number one on regional music charts.
Of the 26 independent applicants running for state or city political office in Jalisco, only 15 applicants were accepted, 10 candidates for mayor throughout the state; including one in Puerto Vallarta. However, Pérez is the only candidate who isn’t afraid to admit he is a clown.