Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2019
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elections, Chicago

The US city of Chicago has made history by electing an African-American woman as its mayor for the first time.

Lori Lightfoot is a former federal prosecutor who has not held political office before.

She fought off competition from 13 other candidates and dominated the final run-off election with more than 74% when the vote was called.

Ms Lightfoot is also the city's first gay mayor and celebrated on-stage with her wife and daughter.

"Out there tonight a lot of little girls and boys are watching. They're watching us. And...

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