Kenny Bell has been elected as Iqaluit’s new mayor. photo courtesy of Kenny Bell/Facebook

Voters in Iqaluit have chosen Kenny Bell as their new mayor.

Bell defeated Noah Papatsie, his only challenger, by a count of 1,049 votes to 688 after the ballots were counted on Monday evening. Both men are former city councillors.

Results from the council vote are not yet available.

Swearing-in for the new mayor and council is scheduled for Nov. 5. They will serve four-year terms.

Bell succeeds Madeleine Redfern, who served two terms as mayor but decided not to run again.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...