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 (mā′ər, mâr)
The head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.

[Middle English maire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin māior, from Latin, greater, superior; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

may′or·al (mā′ər-əl, mā-ôr′əl) adj.
may′or·ship′ n.
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Spokesman Government of Sindh and Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Law, Environment and Costal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar must be resign from his Mayorship because there no moral ground for his to continue his work as Mayor.
During my Mayorship, Karachi was amongst the 12 developed cities in the world, he said and reiterated his demand to place the incumbent Mayor of Karachi to the Exit Control list before he flees Karachi.
But in the recent elections, Zamora handily defeated his rival for the mayorship, Janella Ejercito Estrada, while former San Juan Mayor Jinggoy Estrada was not among the city's top 12 choices for senator.
His mayorship lasted from 2017 to 2018 and for his theme, where all mayors are asked to come up with an idea to benefit the community, his was recognising the value of volunteering.
"My dealings with my president during my mayorship days eh trabaho lang ho 'yon, ma'am [That's work, Ma'am}.
As previously written, USAF Sergeant Jeffrey Elder is one giant step closer to being on November's ballot to run for the mayorship of the city of Niagara Falls, NY.
After serving as the firm's chairman and CEO until 2001, Zampelas vied for the capital's mayorship, which he won as an independent candidate in January 2002.
For the last 15 years, Istanbul's mayorship has been in the hands of the AK Party.
He said that his work on the gingerbread man, which lies near the island on the A53 bypass near the town, was a parting gift before his mayorship ends this month.
Under the mayorship of Naimatullah Khan and Mustafa Kamal, the city saw some improvement in terms of infrastructure development but as efforts subsequently were not sustained, the provincial capital today is faced with plethora of problems with people even having no access to clean drinking water while heaps of garbage are a common sight there.
"Even if our people gave away the mayorship, they gave the districts to the AK Party," he said.
Mubashar Javed, who assumed the mayorship of Lahore on Jan 1, 2017, after getting elected unopposed on a PML-N ticket, alleged in his petition that the Local Government and Community Development Department's (LG and CDD) secretary had paralysed the 'democratic working' of MCL and other local bodies by issuing verbal instructions to senior officers.