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DORAL (CBSMiami) – The City of Doral will have to hold a run-off election for Mayor after no candidates received more than 50-percent of the vote.
Juan Carlos Bermudez received 46-percent, incumbent Luigi Boria received 33-percent and Sandra Ruiz received 20-percent.
That run-off election will take place Tuesday, December 13th.
Boria was elected mayor in 2012 after two years as a Doral councilman.
Bermudez was Doral’s first mayor, elected when the city was incorporated in 2003, becoming the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. Now he wants the job back.
Doral was a major warehouse district with easy access to the Miami airport and became a hub for Venezuelan immigrants fleeing the Chavez regime. Its population back then was 22,000. Today it has grown to 54,000.
The City has made headlines in recent years for its controversial city council that included public insults and ethics investigations.
Boria’s introduction as Doral Mayor was not a smooth one. In his first year in office, he butted heads with just about everyone. He fired multiple city managers. The city council drama was on the news weekly, sometimes daily.