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Ex-cop Adams appears set to become New York’s next mayor

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New York (AFP) – Ex-policeman Eric Adams was on track Tuesday to become New York’s next mayor after the city’s elections authorities released new results showing he had maintained his lead in the Democratic primary. The 60-year-old Brooklyn borough president claimed victory after the Board of Elections said he held a lead of one percentage point over nearest rival and fellow moderate Kathryn Garcia. The elections board website showed Adams on 50.5 percent, with 403,000 votes, and Garcia, a 51-year-old former sanitation commissioner, in second place on 49.5 percent with almost 395,000 votes. Th…

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