Mayor Mouhib Khatir, Zeralda, Algeria




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Testimonials for
Mouhib Khatir
Mayor of Zeralda (Algeria)

The winner and runner-ups of World Mayor 2012 will be chosen based on the number of nominations in relation to the size of their cities and, more importantly, on the persuasiveness and conviction of testimonials received during this year's World Mayor Project. Below we publish a selection of comments received to date about WM nominee Mouhib Khatir, Mayor of Zeralda, Algeria.

Testimonials:
Comment: Mouhib Khatir is in jail because he is fighting against corruption and for the rights of his fellow citizen. (By Yacine, Algeria)

Comment: Mr Mouhib Khatir is a true role model and leader. He really deserves to win this award! (By Khaled B, Algeria)

Comment: Mr Mouhib Khatir is a fantastic mayor who took his life with the risk of oposer against a Mafia organization. bravo. (By Ayoub A, Zeralda)

Comment: Mouhib Khatir lute depuis son arrive contre la corruption ces le maire le plus frondeur d'Algérie lute pour l'environnement le trie des ordure le développement de sa ville favorise les échange culturel et sportif dans le monde sa sélection parmi les 70 maire dans le monde ne peu qu'encouragé les autre maire d'Algérie a suivre son exemple dans une période ou l'Algérie et dans la tourmente  merci de l'avoir sélectionner (By Bourahia K S, Zeralda)

Comment: He managed his city in good way, even in a non democatic country. (By Adel, Zeralda)

Comment: Il a defendu ces concitoiyen malger les menaces. (By Ahmed, Zeralda)

Comment: The best one ever (By Abdel R, Zeralda)

Comment: He is against corruption and for human rights. (By Adnane, Outside Algeria)

Comment: Un maire droit qui combat la corruption. (By Zaidi-L R, Outside Algeria)

Comment: Il s'est battu contre des gens qui occuper illégalement des propriétés de la municipalité même si on l'a mis en prison pour ca, ses convictions de servir ses administrés est resté inébranlable. (By Omar, Algeria)

Comment: Il a toujours défendu sa ville contre la mafia du foncier. (By Mohammed, Zeralda)

Comment: C‚est David contre Goliath. Bravo Mouhib. It s David against Goliath. (By Larbi, Outside Algeria)

Comment: Il a fait passer l‚intérêt de la communauté avant ses intérêts (By Abel K, Outside Algeria)

Comment: He never accept a pay-off. (By Ben A, Zeralda)

Comment: Car il s‚est battu pour les droits de ces concitoyens, il a même fait de la prison injustement pour avoir défendu les intérêts de sa municipalité. (By Rabah, Zeraida)

Comment: Because he went to jail, fighting for this fellow citizen rights. (By Rayan, Algeria)

Comment: Mouhib Khatir is very famous personnality in my country.(By Ressad K, Outside Algeria)

Comment: He was in jail because he was defending the interests of his town; he was released after an international mobilization. (By Kevin, Outside Algeria)

Comment: I vote for Mr. Khatir Mouhib, for all he has made; to the development of his town, and its fight against corruption and financial mafia, also for this last reason it was imprisoned for seven months, but nothing can change these beliefs. (By Kalouache A, Algeria)

Comment: Two years in prison for speaking out against corruption! (By Algerian Warrior)

Comment: Il se bat depuis des années contre une véritable maffia aux longues tentacules qui pille le littoral ouest d‚Alger sans sourciller. (By Moh el B, Outside Algeria)

Comment: Cet homme a combattu la corruption et pour cela a été emprisonne sept mois. Il représente l espoir Dun pays pour la liberté et l égalité en faisant ce qu il a fait il a prouve que le courage n avait pas de frontières et que le fait d être honnête etait un gage de démocratie envers un peuple qui l a élu soutenu et pour lequel il a pris tous les risques. Amnesty international s est aussi mobilise pour ce monsieur mouhib khatir et le peuple croit en lui malgré la répression et les menaces sa nomination est une reconnaissance son élection serait un espoir pour tout un peuple. (By Benseghir S, Outside Algeria)

Comment: Parce que c'est quelqu'un qui veut et peut aider a évoluer et construire l'avenir, et qu'il est anti corruption et anti bureaucratie (By Kadri M, Algeria)

Comment: Il a fait de la prison pour defendre les droits de ces administrés (By Rayan, Outside Algeria)

Comment: Mouhib Khatir is fighting against corruption and for human rights (By Djamel, Algeria)

Comment: Cet homme denonce la corruption, emprisonné a généré des manifestations de soutien dans tous le pays et en europe. Il est candidat à la députation pour continuer le combat. Il prend tous les risques pour sa vie mais il se bat nous nou sdevons de le soutenir. JE VOTE MOUHIB KHATIR (By Bourahia, Outside Algeria)







The winner and other results of World Mayor 2012 were announced on 8 January 2013


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The City Mayors Foundation, the international think tank for local government, organises the World Mayor Project and awards the World Mayor Prize. The Prize, which has been given since 2004, honours mayors with the vision, passion and skills to make their cities incredible places to live in, work in and visit. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.

The organisers of the World Mayor Project are looking for city leaders who excel in qualities like: honesty, leadership and vision, management abilities and integrity, social and economic awareness, ability to provide security and to protect the environment as well as the will and ability to foster good relations between communities from different cultural, racial and social backgrounds. The winner receives the artistically acclaimed World Mayor trophy, while the two runner-ups are given the World Mayor Commendation.

Mayors wishing to be considered for the World Mayor Prize will be asked to sign up to the City Mayors' Code of Ethics

Timetable
Nominations were accepted until the 17 May 2012. A shortlist of 25 nominees was published on 18 June. Voting took place until 20 October . The winner of the 2012 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project were announced on 8 January 2013.

Winners and runners-up
2004 to 2012

In 2004: Winner: Edi Rama (Tirana, Albania); Runner-up: Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Mexico City, Mexico); In third place: Walter Veltroni (Rome, Italy)
In 2005: Winner: Dora Bakoyannis (Athens, Greece); Runner-up: Hazel McCallion (Mississauga, Canada); In third place: Alvaro Arzú (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
In 2006: Winner: John So (Melbourne, Australia); Runner up: Job Cohen (Amsterdam, Netherland); In third place: Stephen Reed (Harrisburg, USA)
In 2008: Winner: Helen Zille (Cape Town, South Africa); Runner up: Elmar Ledergerber (Zurich, Switzerland); In third place: Leopoldo López (Chacao, Venezuela)
In 2010: Winner: Marcelo Ebrard (Mexico City, Mexico); Runner-up: Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, USA); In third place: Domenico Lucano (Riace, Italy)
In 2012: Winner:
Iñaki Azkuna (Bilbao, Spain); Runner-up: Lisa Scaffidi (Perth, Australia); In third place: Joko Widodo (Surakarta, Indonesia)