| Elmar Ledergerber|
IDHEAP, ETH Zurich
| Corine Mauch|
ETH Zurich, IDHEAP
| 28 May 1960 (age 55)
Iowa City, Iowa, United States (1960-05-28) |
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (SP)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland
Filippo Leutenegger, Elmar Ledergerber, Claudia Nielsen
Corine Mauch (born 28 May 1960 in Iowa City) is a Swiss Social Democrat politician who serves as mayor of Zurich. She is the first female and first openly gay person to be elected mayor of the city.
Mauch was elected mayor in March 2009, after ten years on the city council. In the first round of balloting, she finished in second place, barely 1,300 votes behind Kathrin Martelli, the candidate of the Free Democratic Party. In the second round, she received 41,745 votes, beating Martelli by 58 percent to 42.
Mauch is the daughter of Ursula Mauch, who led the Social Democratic Party in the federal parliament. She grew up in the canton of Aargau before attending ETH Zurich, where she studied agricultural economics, and the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP). She began the procedure to renounce her United States citizenship in 2012; her office confirmed media reports of the renunciation in April 2013.
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