Jyoti Gondek to be Calgary’s next mayor, CBC projects – .

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Jyoti Gondek to be Calgary’s next mayor, CBC projects – .


Jyoti Gondek will be elected Calgary’s next mayor, according to the CBC News decision-making office.
At 8:57 p.m. MT on Monday, Gondek had 85,210 votes, a 29,590 vote lead over former city councilor Jeromy Farkas at 55,620 with 182 of 259 vote tabulators reporting.

Former city councilor Jeff Davison sat in third place, with 26,265 votes.

Gondek was elected Ward 3 Councilor in 2017. She holds a PhD in Urban Sociology, and worked in council and led the Westman Center for Real Estate Studies at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary before launching in politics.

Polling stations closed at 8 p.m., when Elections Calgary’s high-speed electronic tabulators began transmitting the initial results wirelessly via a secure, private connection to servers in the city’s Emergency Operations Center. . Postal and advance votes will be included in this count.

These unofficial results are released as they arrive, after having been verified by the returning officer and deputy city clerk. The official results will be released on October 22 at noon.

As of 6 p.m., the city’s polling stations had reported a turnout of about 129,500. This is in addition to the advance poll turnout, which was over 141,000, the highest in the year. history of the city.

Outgoing mayor Naheed Nenshi failed to stand for re-election after 11 years in the post, and 27 candidates were vying to take his place.

Calgary polling stations closed at 8 p.m. MT, and the city’s municipal election results are starting to be released. (SRC)

Earlier today, Nenshi thanked Calgarians for the privilege of serving the city in a video posted to social media.

“As my political story ends, Calgary’s story continues on,” he said. “Thank you for giving me the honor of my life, the privilege of being able to work on these things with you for all these years, and let’s make this city even better. “

Nine of the fourteen current councilors did not stand for re-election either (three of those leaving were running for mayor).

Voters also chose school trustees, Senate candidates, a municipal plebiscite and two provincial referendum questions.

Calgary released the unofficial results of the city’s provincial voters’ referendum on Monday, but Elections Alberta said it will release the official results for municipalities in the province on October 26.

  • For more municipal election results and analysis, join Rob Brown and special guests live at 11 p.m. MT on CBC Television.

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