This fall’s municipal election could have an outcome not seen in this city for 70 years; a mayor winning by acclamation.
With just under three months until voting day, no one has come forward to challenge Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
The last time that happened was in 1943, when Andrew Davison took the spot with no challengers.
The Calgary Herald reports, four people have taken out nomination papers, but two were leaning towards not running, while the other two are unknowns who couldn’t be reached.
Nenshi’s approval rating was already in the 70 per cent area before the floods, and since then, his popularity has skyrocketed.
Local political scientist Duane Bratt predicts it will be a Soviet-style election with Nenshi winning with around 90 per cent of the vote — that is if anyone decides to run against him.