Obama Nativity Figurine Popular in Italian Shops

November 12, 2012 - 5:46 PM

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President Barack Obama figurine. (Salvatore Laporta/AP)

(CNSNews.com) – Figurines of President Barack Obama are appearing in Nativity scenes in shops in Naples, Italy for the Christmas season.

Craftsman Marco Ferrigno told Reuters on Nov. 7 that Obama’s reelection sparked the production.

"Every time a major event occurs we create a new figurine, and today after Obama's victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal Nativity scene,” Ferrigno said.

Reuters reported that the shop keepers said bargain hunters could get a “big discount” on figurines of GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Italian fans of Obama said his likeness in the nativity scenes is a portrayal of how important his role is in today's world, according to Reuters.