November 5th, 2013
10:35 PM ET
9 years ago

5 things you should know about New York's new mayor

New York (CNN) - Bill de Blasio will be the first Democratic mayor in New York City in two decades, easily defeating Republican Joe Lhota by running a campaign that rejected the politics of his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

Known for its liberal politics, New York City has not elected a Democrat in the last five mayoral elections, with Bloomberg serving three terms and Rudolph Giuliani before him serving two.

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