Monday, May 22, 2006

Nagin reelected as mayor of chocolate city.

New Orleans' incumbent Ray Nagin won reelection on Saturday, in a very close race for the closely watched political office. Nagin won the election with 52% of the population vote, while his closest competitor Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu winning 49% of the popular vote. Nagin now faces difficult challenges as mayor of New Orleans, including disaster cleanup, a decimated city population due to dispersion, and the coming hurricane season, which may be just as bad as last years.

The question of regrouping the city may come to be a problem in the future. As time continues on, former citizens of New Orleans may become enrooted in other cities; former citizens may become reluctant to move back. The very future of New Orleans is threatened.

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