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New acting mayor sworn in for city of Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A new acting mayor of Jackson has been sworn in.

City councilman Charles Tillman (Ward 5) took the oath in a swearing in ceremony at City Hall early Tuesday evening.

Just hours before came the announcement that Mayor Chokwe Lumumba had died. (Read more about that here)

The city council now has 30 days to set the date for a special election.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL STEPS TO THE NEXT ELECTION

Jackson citizens will decide who will replace Lumumba with their vote.

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