Well...after an African American person was shot to death by police in Louisiana, another chaos succeeding the George Floyd's death is seemingly about to occur.

My question is, I understand the situation, as in the title?

What is the difference between Mayor and Mayor President?

This is the first time I heard the name of the title Mayor President.

Is there any difference of the role from the Mayor?

Thank you for enlightening me in advance.


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The City of Lafayette, which had a Mayor, and the Parish of Lafayette, which had a Council President, merged in 1992. It appears that their combined chief executive is called the Mayor-President to reflect that he, in effect, holds both positions.

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    Assuming StephenS is right (and it sounds like he is), it's important to remember that this is a local term, not a normal English term. Most Americans wouldn't know it.
    – codi6
    Aug 25, 2020 at 3:08
  • @codi6 Indeed, I didn’t know it until I checked Wikipedia for details on the city’s politics.
    – StephenS
    Aug 25, 2020 at 21:49

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