Upsets, landslides, and squeakers make for exciting 2013 election

City-Hall-Thumbnail-4With incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi clinching victory early in the Monday evening election, the real fight was in Calgary's 14 wards, as several of the city's incumbent council members faced strong challengers.

Ward 1 - Recount expected as Sutherland sneaks by Harper

It was a tight race between Chris Harper and Ward Sutherland Monday night. At the time of publication, the race was so close that both candidates were expecting a recount.

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Nenshi celebrates victory before challenger Jon Lord concedes defeat

Incumbent mayor Naheed Nenshi was re-elected by a large margin in Monday's electionCalgary's municipal election featured close races, some big upsets, and a nail-biter race that, as of publication time, was too close to call. However, the mayoral race played out as expected.

Over 200 of Mayor Naheed Nenshi's purple-clad supporters gathered at the Metropolitan Centre downtown, clutching signs as results came in.

Within two hours of polls closing, the incumbent mayor cruised to an easy victory over Jon Lord and seven other contenders. Nenshi was rushed onto the stage with family and friends as the clock neared 11 p.m.

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Harper trails Sutherland by 85 votes

svg 11440-01-6At approximately 11:15 p.m. Ward 1 candidate Ward Sutherland grabbed the microphone as nervous supporters and family gathered around.

"It's going to be a late late night for our campaign," said a somber Sutherland.

Sutherland finished 85 votes ahead of rival Chris Harper, but neither was ready to concede defeat in the face of an impending recount. 

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Northeast community of Martindale moving wards


Many residents in the northeast neighbourhood of Martindale won't be voting for Ward 3 candidates this election.

City council decided that this community would be moved to Ward 5.

The move was made because of significant population growth in Ward 3 in the last two years.

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