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World mayors, their parties and politics
Even after the reassertion of the nation-state amid multiple global crises, policy interest in city mayors and their impact on most people’s lives remains undiminished, with planetary urbanisation as a megatrend continuing apace. It is well understood that by 2050 over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, with a city the size of Stockholm added to the planet each week. But who even gets to govern the actual City of Stockholm and how? May 2023
The killing of Mexican Mayors
Since 2005, when Fernando Chávez López, municipal president of Buenavista Tomatlán, Michoacán was shot dead by three hitmen, the killings of mayors, other local government officers and politicians as well as journalist and business people in Mexico have been relentless. According to City Mayors Research, during the course of four presidencies, some 102 mayors, substitute mayors and mayors-elect were killed. January 2023
Tel Aviv Mayor Huldai fears threat to Israel’s democracy
In an outspoken interview, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai warned that Israel’s new government was on the verge of transforming the country into a fascist-style theocracy. The mayor condemned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to put Avi Maoz from the far-right religious Noam party in charge of key education programmes. December 2022
Cities in Eastern Europe first
to help refugees from Ukraine
Since the beginning of the war in February 2022, the countries bordering and closest to Ukraine have recorded almost 2.5 million refugees. For the masses of people fleeing the war in Ukraine, the cities in Eastern Europe, particularly those close to the border, have offered immediate humanitarian aid. But with unprecedented and fast-evolving emergency needs and dwindling public resources – mayors have asked for far greater support from national, regional and international sources. December 2022
The murdered mayors of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte, the former Mayor of Davao and Philippine President from 2016 to 2022, began his “war on drugs” virtually as soon as he was sworn into office in June 2016. By the end of his presidency, his campaign, which was largely modelled on his approach to illegal narcotics as Mayor of Davao, claimed tens of thousands of lives. Among the victims were 28 mayors and vice mayors, most of them killed by unidentified gunmen. Others were shot dead by police officers, some even while in police custody. The country’s Catholic leaders called the campaign a “reign of terror”. December 2022
Freedom Mayors
Mayors must act at all times in the interest of their citizens. They must do so without Fear or Favour. November 2022
Corrupt American mayors
The FBI archive currently allows access to more than 3,800 cases of corruption by members of local, state and federal government as well as by officers in the police and fire services.  Among convicted city leaders are mayors of some of the largest US cities, including Dallas, San Diego, Charlotte, Nashville, Detroit, New Orleans and Baltimore, but also many mayors from small-town America. November 2022
2022 French presidential elections - How cities voted
France’s large cities defeated the far-right April 2022
European mayors
Mayors in Europe - Powers and politics May 2019
American mayors
Corrupt US mayors pose a threat to decency in society Research by City Mayors April 2019
American mayors defend moral values in politics
Forget Trump, American mayors are the true custodians of moral values in politics January 2021
An American Dream for the 21st century
Rising awareness of injustice and inequality October 2020
City Equity Offices in America
City Equity Offices to counter systematic racism in America September 2020

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