Eric Adams storms to lead in New York City mayoral race

Wednesday - 23/06/2021 11:56
Victory for law-and-order moderate would be a blow to leftwing of the Democratic party

Eric Adams, a retired black police captain who has promised to restore order to New York City’s streets, stormed to an early lead in the city’s Democratic party mayoral primary, while entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s efforts sputtered. Sandwiched between them in a virtual tie were Maya Wiley, a progressive Democrat, and Kathryn Garcia, a moderate — either of whom would be the city’s first female mayor. The election has been billed as New York’s most consequential in a generation as America’s most populous city attempts to recover from a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 33,000 of its residents, decimated its small businesses and exposed deep-rooted social and racial inequalities. It has also featured a showdown between the Democratic party’s progressive and moderate wings. 

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