Habemus mayor! Well almost. After a big suspense, the former policeman and Brooklyn elected official Eric Adams was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York by the AP agency on Tuesday evening. Barring a cataclysm, he should therefore become the second African-American mayor of Big Apple on November 2.
In the end, after a complex postponement of votes, Adams, who campaigned as a centrist, is ahead of technocrat Kathryn Garcia by one point, 50.5% against 49.5%. The progressive Maya Wiley, supported by the elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to throw in the towel in the 7th round.
Fight against insecurity and racism
Arrived in the lead on June 22, Eric Adams benefited from his image as a former police officer, in a city where insecurity is now at the top of the concerns of New Yorkers. After 16 months of health crisis which weakened the city’s economy, it will be up to the new city councilor to revive New York, succeeding Bill de Blasio, in office since 2014 and extremely unpopular.
Born and raised in New York, Eric Adams is a self-made man, a police officer for 22 years who worked, during his career as a law enforcement official, against the discrimination that plagued the New York police.
Source: 20Minutes – Une by www.20minutes.fr.
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