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A mayor is the chief executive official of a city, town, or village. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs as to the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means of becoming mayor.

In the United States, mayors are usually elected by the citizens of a locality for a fixed term. They generally share power with a local legislative body, such as a city council.

In several other countries, mayors are often appointed by some branch of the federal or regional government.

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1 Mayors of the World

Mayors of the World




United Kingdom

United States

See also: council-manager government, mayor-council government