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the chairman and civic head of a municipal corporation in many countries



the highest official in the municipalities of the USA, Great Britain, France, and a number of other bourgeois states. As a rule, mayors are elected by the municipal government and sometimes directly by the people. In some countries they are appointed or confirmed by the central government.

The mayor represents the municipal government and presides over its sessions. In France and some other states, the mayor, as an agent of the central government, heads the municipal administration. The mayor is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the municipal budget. He appoints individuals to numerous municipal posts and directs the work of the municipal bureaucracy. Certain powers, such as the registration of civil acts, are exercised by the mayor as a representative of the central authority.

In Great Britain and in some US cities mayors basically perform the functions of representatives and chairmen. The clerks of municipal councils and municipal administrators play the most important roles in the executive branches of the municipalities of Great Britain and the USA, respectively.

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On Wednesday, April 15, the Mayoral Election Husting will be hosted by BME Network at International Community Centre on Abingdon Road in central Middlesbrough.
June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Collaboration between mayors and school boards-not mayoral takeovers-can lead to better school governance and student achievement, according to a new report by the Center for Public Education (CPE) at the National School Boards Association (NSBA).
Heated debate: Scenes from the mayoral referendum cartoon strip that was produced by the Social Breakfast group.
These are just five examples out of around 14 councils who have adopted the mayoral system.
Bloomberg could not be reached for comment but has regularly referred to the period before mayoral control as a "disaster," adding that none of the major initiatives in the past seven years could have succeeded under the previous system of school governance.
Meanwhile, the victory for Kumagai, which followed victory by a DPJ-backed candidate in the Saitama mayoral race last month, has made the main opposition more confident of winning power in a general election that must be held by fall.
The decision to sell of one of the two mayoral car plates was made by a mayoral working party last year and the funds raised will go into the mayoral service.
Perhaps more important, the focus on the mayoral election was accompanied by little coverage of contested races for three seats on the Kirkwood City Council, featuring six candidates who had been actively involved in the community.
Anyone wishing to apply to be a member on the mayoral charity committee or if you are a Newport-based charity and want to apply to the mayoral charity committee to be adopted this year, write to the council at the Mayoral Office, Civic Centre, Newport, NP20 4UR.
Conservative party chiefs yesterday rejected an appeal by former Solihull model Nikki Page to be placed back on the shortlist for the Tories' London mayoral candidate.
Osamitsu Nobe, 59, won a mayoral race in November 2000, but one of his senior supporters was sentenced to a suspended two-year prison term last September due to vote buying, leading prosecutors to file a lawsuit at the Fukuoka High Court to deprive him of his post and prevent him from running in a mayoral race for five years.
He welcomed a letter from union leaders and Labour MPs for an end to his exile which started when he beat the official Labour candidate Frank Dobson in the mayoral contest two years ago.