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De Blasio to be sworn in as NYC's 109th mayor

December 31, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City in the first moments of 2014.

He will become the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades. He has vowed to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He is slated to take the oath of office in a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home just after midnight. His team had said there would be no media access. But de Blasio says he will accommodate the media after a request from The Associated Press.

The 52-year-old will be joined by his wife and their two teenage children.

A grander celebration is planned for City Hall at noon.

De Blasio succeeds Michael Bloomberg, who is leaving office after 12 years.



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