Willie Nakoolak is the new mayor of Coral Harbour, Nunavut, after a byelection was held in the community on Monday.

Nakoolak received 123 votes, while the other candidate, Jackie Netser, received 118.

Fifty-one per cent of eligible voters went to the polls.

Nakoolak will be sworn on Thursday.

The byelection was held because former mayor Simeon Dion stepped down soon after his election.