Democracy is not just a question of having a vote. It consists of
strengthening each citizen’s possibility and capacity to participate
in the deliberations involved in life in society.
My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
|Now That You Have Been Elected|
The day after the municipal election can be a very scary time. The campaign is over and you have been elected. What do you do?
The first things to do is take a deep breath and realize that many people have just gone through what you have; they are feeling the same way you are feeling and have come through with flying colours.
|Who won the 2008 Municipal Elections?|
Of the 36 Municipalities that have a Mayor system, 40% of the Mayors were acclaimed. Of the Municipalities that have a Ward system, which included 261 Councillors, 31% of those were acclaimed.