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Basil Zempilas elected as new City of Perth Lord Mayor after years of commissioner-led council – ABC News

Radio and TV host Basil Zempilas is chosen as the new Lord Mayor of Perth, in the first election in more than two years since the former council was stood down …



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Radio and TV host Basil Zempilas has been elected the new Lord Mayor of Perth.
Key points:

  • Basil Zempilas beat his closest competition by a few hundred votes
  • He campaigned on addressing homelessness and anti-social behaviour
  • Voter turnout leapt to 41 per cent, up from 37 per cent in 2017

It was a tightly-fought race between the media personality and former journalist Di Bain, with the pair separated by just a few hundred votes.
Mr Zempilas received 1,855 vot…

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