10 September 2008

World Mayor: Helen Zille is in the Top 5


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.

You have supported Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, for World Mayor 2008. The winner together with all other results will be announced next month. Mayor Zille has won great support from within and outside Cape Town and will be among the top five mayors of the world.

They are (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
Click on the title to visit the World Mayor website - and keep an eye on the winner.
Well done Ms Zille - we did not have any doubt that you will make it this far.

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