Toronto : Apna Punjab Media : Former city councilor and MP Olivia Chao has been elected as the next mayor of Toronto. Chao won 37 percent of the vote. This will end 13 years of right-wing rule at Toronto City Hall. She will be the first minority woman to lead the City. It was clear from the surveys conducted before the elections that the direction of the wind is towards Chao. As soon as the 66-year-old Chao entered the election arena, she became a popular leader. Although the gap between Anna Bailao and Chao narrowed down by the last week, but Chao’s rise did not make much of a difference.
In 2014, Chao also participated in the elections for the post of mayor, but at that time she came in third place behind former mayors John Tory and Doug Ford. In the initial results, Deputy Mayor Ana Bailao was leading, but then the number of votes gradually increased in favor of Chao and he got 37 percent of the votes. Bialao congratulated Chao on Twitter. Former Police Chief Mark Saunders finished third with eight percent of the vote. Anthony Furey and Josh Matlo rounded out the top five.