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Tehran Mayor Among World's Top Mayors

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf is among eleven candidates of best world mayors after the public voting for World Mayor 2008 recently ended.

Public voting for World Mayor 2008 has now ended. Between January of this year and the end of June more than 200,000 people from around the world cast their votes for and commented on mayors who they thought worthy of the 2008 Award. While all of this year's 50 long-listed mayors have made significant contributions to the well-being of their communities, eleven of them stand out in terms of number of votes and persuasiveness of supporting statements received.

The following mayors will be competing in the final round (listed in alphabetical order of their cities)

  • Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Leopoldo Eduardo López, Mayor of Chacao, Venezuela
  • Göran Johansson, Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Jaime Nebot, Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Marides Fernando, Mayor of Marikina City, Philippines
  • Ulrich Maly, Mayor of Nürnberg, Germany
  • Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix, USA
  • José Fogaça, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf, Mayor of Tehran, Iran
  • Salvador Gandara, Mayor of Villa Nueva, Guatemala
  • Elmar Ledergerber, Mayor of Zurich, Switzerland

The winner of the 2008 World Mayor Award and other results will be announced on 14 October 2008.

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