April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:57 p.m. CST
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Turnout was low in yesterday's election in
New Orleans, with about one-third of registered voters casting
But voters trimmed 20 names off a list of 22 candidates, and
they'll have to vote again next month for their mayor.
Current Mayor Ray Nagin and Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu
are the survivors of yesterday's election, and they'll
meet in a runoff on May 20th.
Nobody got the required majority for outright election in
Nagin drew 38 percent of the ballots and Landrieu got 29
Nagin says the city will no longer be a city of haves and
have-nots. He says the ``economic pie that is getting ready to
explode before our eyes is going to be shared equally.''
Landrieu says his showing is a testament to the unity the city
needs after Katrina, a storm that he said put all of New Orleans
``literally in the same boat.''