【市长演讲】伦敦首位穆斯林市长Sadiq Khan就职演讲:感谢你们把不可能变成可能

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Thank you London!

 

London is the greatest city in the world. I am so proud of our city.

 

I am deeply humbled by the hope and trust you have placed in me today.

 

I grew up on a council estate just a few miles from here. Back then, I never dreamed that someone like me could be elected as Mayor of London.

 

And I want to say thank you to every single Londoner for making the impossible possible today.

 

I have a burning ambition for London - an ambition that will guide me every day as mayor of our great city.

 

I want every single Londoner to get the opportunities that our city gave to me and my family.

 

The opportunities not just to survive, but to thrive. The opportunities to build a better future for you and your family with a decent and affordable home and a comfortable commute you can afford.

 

More jobs with better pay, not just being safe but feeling safe, cleaner air and a healthier city and the opportunities for all Londoners to fulfill their potential.

 

You know, I have been thinking a lot about my late dad today. He was a wonderful man and a great dad.

 

He would have been so proud today, proud that the city (he chose to call his home) has now chosen one of his children to be the mayor.

 

I want to say thank you to my amazing mum - she really is - and to my wonderful wife, my daughters and to my family. Without you, I wouldn't be here today.

 

And I want to say thank you to everyone who worked so hard on this election.

 

To my campaign team, we have run a positive campaign and we've worked our socks off.

 

I want to thank all the other campaign teams too, to every assembly candidate from every party, to the police, the returning officer and all the staff who made the election happen, and of course to all the other mayor candidates.

 

This election was not without controversy and I'm so proud that London has today chosen hope over fear and unity over division.

 

I hope that we will never be offered such a stark choice again.

 

Fear does not make us safer, it only makes us weaker and the politics of fear is simply not welcome in our city.

 

I want to end by making a promise to London - a promise I first made during the campaign, but a promise that I will keep here in City Hall.

 

I promise to always be a mayor for all Londoners.

 

To work hard to make life better for every Londoner, regardless of your background and to do everything in my power to ensure you get the opportunities that our incredible city gave to me.

 

Thank you very much.

 

– SADIQ KHAN

 

以上就是这位刚刚上任的伦敦市长Sadiq Khan发表的胜选演讲。他的胜选,让自己成为伦敦、乃至整个西方国家主流城市的第一位穆斯林市长。同时,他也是英国历史上第三位直接选举产生的伦敦市长。


▲伦敦市长的管辖范围包括首都伦敦及周边各自制市镇在内的整个大伦敦地区。


2000年,伦敦设立大伦敦政府,并开始实行投票制选举大伦敦市长。


当年,英国独立党候选人King Livingstone赢得选举,成为第一位直接选举产生的伦敦市长。在2004年的第二次选举中,King Livingstone被工党收服,代表工党赢得连任。



▲King Livingstone是坚定的左翼政治家,人称“赤肯”(Red Ken)

 

2008年,保守党候选人Boris Johnson击败King Livingstone赢得选举,成为第二位胜选的伦敦市长。2012年选举中,他再次获胜,成功连任。



▲这位自带表情包的前市长据说有当选下一任首相的可能,我们拭目以待

 

在前不久进行的第五次伦敦市长选举中,工党代表、出身草根的巴基斯坦二代移民Sadiq Khan击败保守党富二代Zac Goldsmith,成为第三位选举产生的大伦敦市长,首位穆斯林市长。



▲Sadiq Khan以44%的支持率击败保守党候选人Zac Goldsmith


他在伦敦南部Tuting地区的政府廉价公房里长大,凭借自己的努力考上大学,拿到律师资格证,成为一个律师事务所的合伙人。后来,他成为Tuning地区的议员,被选入内阁成为交通大臣,再后来,他顺利当选伦敦市长。




不是白人,不是基督徒,不是名校毕业。他,这样一个与主流社会格格不入的外国移民,平凡如你我,一路过关斩将,击败“高富帅”,创造了历史。

 

在胜选演讲中,这位新晋市长说:“是你们每个伦敦人把不可能变成了可能,我承诺将永远是所有伦敦人的市长,让你们像我一样,不论出身、背景,都能得到这个伟大城市赋予的最好机会。”



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