JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The City Council will meet Monday to set the date for a special election to replace the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Under state law, the election must be held from 30 to 45 days after council sets the date.
The 66-year-old Lumumba died Tuesday at St. Dominic's Hospital.
City Council President Charles Tillman is acting as mayor, WLBT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1jDTrw6 ).
Employees of Willis & Sons Funeral home in Jackson say Lumumba's funeral is tentatively set for Saturday, March 8. More arrangements are supposed to be announced Friday.
Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com
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