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Amarjeet Sohi elected Edmonton's first mayor of South Asian descent

Darpan News Desk , 18 Oct, 2021 10:29 PM
  • Amarjeet Sohi elected Edmonton's first mayor of South Asian descent

Amarjeet Sohi has been elected as the first South Asian mayor of Edmonton. He is the 36th mayor of the city. 

Sohi via a Twitter post thanked the citizens of Edmonton for throwing their support behind him. 

Sohi served on council for 8 years after he was elected in 2007. Apart from serving municipallly, Sohi has also served federally. Sohi served as minister of Infrastructure and Communities from 2015 to 2018 and Minister of Natural Resources from 2018 to 2019.

According to polls, he won 45 percent of the vote. Sohi was born in Punjab, India and immigrated to Edmonton with his family in 1981.

Sohi replaces Don Iverson who was two term mayor since 2013 but didn't seek re-election this time around.

Video courtesy of YouTube (CTV News)

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