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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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Avanza won 38 mayorships and two provincial prefectures, nearly matching the AP, which won 42 mayorships and nine prefectures.
To test hypothesis 2, the economic variables of cities in various years prior to nomination of an official to mayorship would be adopted as the predictor, since economic data after the appointment of a mayor could be viewed as the outcome, more or less, affected by the mayorship.
Currently mayor of the southwestern wine capital of Bordeaux, Juppe told France Info radio on Saturday that he could happily juggle his mayorship with a new cabinet post.
The two leading candidates for London's mayorship are, respectively, a serial adulterer, and a man with five children by three women, only one of whom was born in wedlock.
In Wednesday's parliamentary discussions on the draft, the deputies suggested to grant any member of Parliament the right to seek election for the municipality council or the mayorship.
Among highly promotable projects, NBC has piloted the TV version of Candace Bushnell's "Lipstick Jungle," and has Spike Lee helming Tom Fontana's New York mayorship project.
McCain's strength on the basis of ethical standards may result both from his own background and questions about Giuliani's business activities since the end of his mayorship of New York City as well as the events surrounding his recent divorce and re-marriage.
The issue of deciding a mayor has been a contentious one in our city's history and it would be unfortunate to cloud a new council member's appointment during a time when the mayorship is held over anyone's head.
During Giuliano's four-term mayorship between 1994 and 2004, he took the helm of the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization.
During Borchert's mayorship, no less than 11 major construction projects were started or continued in downtown Little Rock.
It was dignified of him to retire his mayorship at the peak of his popularity and respect," Bettman said.
The PAN is also likely to have a bad year electorally, losing the mayorship of Merida, according to the most recent polls.