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New York City poised to elect its second ever black mayor

Former NYC police captain Eric Adams is poised to become the city’s second black mayor.

The Board of Elections released updated results on Tuesday which showed Adams to be leading former NYC Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia by 8,426 votes.

Following the news, Adams issued a statement, saying: “While there are still some very small amounts of votes to be counted, the results are clear: an historic, diverse, five-borough coalition led by working-class New Yorkers has led us to victory in the Democratic primary for Mayor of New York City.

“Now we must focus on winning in November so that we can deliver on the promise of this great city for those who are struggling, who are underserved and who are committed to a safe, fair, affordable future for all New Yorkers.”

Adams would be New York City's second black mayor if he wins in November. David Dinkins, the city’s first black mayor, who died last year aged 93, served from 1989 to 1993.

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