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de Blasio wins New York mayor's race

Newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at his election night party on November 5, 2013 in New York City. De Blasio beat out Republican candidate Joe Lhota and will succeed Michael Bloomberg as the 109th mayor of New York City. He is the first Democratic mayor in 20 years. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

de Blasio wins New York mayor's race

Liberal Democrat Bill de Blasio cruised to victory on Tuesday in the race to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, marking the first time a Democrat has captured City Hall in two decades, local media reported.

De Blasio, the city's public advocate, beat Republican rival Joe Lhota after a campaign in which he addressed economic inequality in America's most populous city, CNN, New York 1 and the New York Times reported.