New York poised to elect Black ex-cop Adams as mayor

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New York (AFP) – New Yorkers head to the polls Tuesday in a mayoral election that is virtually guaranteed to elect Black former policeman Eric Adams as the next leader of America’s biggest city. The centrist Democrat is expected to trounce Republican candidate and volunteer crime fighter Curtis Sliwa in the liberal-voting bastion to become just the second African American to lead the Big Apple. New York mayor is often described as the most difficult job in the United States after president. If the 61-year-old Adams wins, he will succeed unpopular progressive Bill de Blasio, whose two-term limi…

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