Mayor of Bucharest

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General Mayor of the Municipality of Bucharest
Romanian: Primarul General al Municipiului Bucureşti
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Incumbent
Gabriela Firea

since 23 June 2016
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder General Barbu Vlădoianu (ro)
Formation 7 August 1864
Website http://www.pmb.ro/

The Mayor of Bucharest (Primarul General al Municipiului Bucureşti in Romanian), sometimes known as the General Mayor, is the head of the Bucharest City Hall in Bucharest, Romania, which is responsible for city-wide affairs, such as the water system, the transport system and the main boulevards. The title of General Mayor is sometimes used to distinguish the office from that of the mayors that lead each of Bucharest's six administrative sectors, and which are responsible for local area affairs, such as secondary streets, parks, schools and cleaning services. All decisions of the mayor have to be approved by the 55-seat General Council of Bucharest.

The office was created on 7 August 1864, when a new French-style local administration law was adopted.

The two before last elections saw Sorin Oprescu elected as Mayor of Bucharest, for the first time in June 2008 and afterwards for a second term in June 2012. On 6 September 2015 Sorin Oprescu was detained on suspicion of corruption and bribery charges.[1][2]

On 15 September 2015 he was replaced by a general council elected deputy-mayor for the remainder of his term which ends next year.[3]

On 5 June 2016 Gabriela Firea was elected Mayor with 246553 votes (42.97%)[4] and she was sworn in on June 23.[5]

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