ALBERTA

Naheed Nenshi, Don Iveson, Mayoral Wins Met With Huge Enthusiasm (TWEETS)

10/22/2013 11:55 EDT
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A forward-thinking buzz is in the conservative Alberta air.

A social media frenzy was fueled when two progressives were elected to the Edmonton and Calgary mayoral chairs Monday night.

The young Don Iveson, 34, garnered more than 60 per cent of the popular vote and Calgary's popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi captured 74 per cent of the vote.

Albertans were enthusiastic about the engaging candidates being elected together, with many looking forward to the "urbanist" reign, with the Globe and Mail saying the duo "may now form the most formidable, one-two team of big-city mayors anywhere in the country."

"I call them the Batman and Robin tag team. They can decide who is who," said Ed Jay on Twitter, while others tried to nail down who would be Kirk and Spock in the duo.

(We already know who would play Batman.)

"Well done Alberta. An election I finally got excited about!" said Shelley Robertson.

Canadians outside the province joked about moving to Alberta.

"First Nenshi, now Don Iveson. Time to move to Alberta?" said one Twitter user.

"All the cool kids are doing it," replied the social media-savvy Edmonton mayor.

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