November 20, 2017

Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York City

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Bill de Blasio crushed Republican rival Joe Lhota, becoming New York City’s 109th mayor.
Read this article from the New York Daily Mail and learn how to give a speech in English after an unforgettable victory.

 

Riding a ravenous desire by voters for change, Bill de Blasio scored a crushing victory over Republican Joe Lhota Tuesday to become New York’s 109th mayor — and the first Democrat to hold the office in 20 years.

With 97% of the precincts reporting, de Blasio held a commanding lead of 74% to 24% — the largest margin of victory by a nonincumbent in any mayor’s race in city history.

De Blasio ascended the stage inside the Park Slope Armory YMCA in Brooklyn at 10:38 p.m. and proclaimed his landslide victory a mandate for his liberal agenda and a change in course after two decades of Republican rule at City Hall.

“Today you spoke loudly and clearly for a new direction for our city,” de Blasio told his jubilant supporters.

“We are united in the belief that our city should leave no New Yorker behind. The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it together as one city.”

 

Article by Jennifer Fermino. Photo: James Keivom/NYDN.
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ravenous (adj) very hungry
precint (n) a district in a town or city, usually organized for voting, police, orgovernment purposes
nonincumbent (adj) someone who hasn’t an official position
belief (n) mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something
to set forth (expr.) to start a journey, especially one that is long or difficult

 

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