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For the first time a black woman Chicago ruled

for the First time in the history of the city of Chicago with Lori Lightfoot, an African-American mayor elected. The 56-year-old lawyer, sat down against the 72-year-old Toni Preckwinkle.

This resulted in the progressive counting of the ballots, according to US media reported. Lightfoot received according to initial estimates, about 74 percent of the vote. The 56-year-old lawyer is also the first openly gay politician to be elected to the top of the third largest city in the USA. It follows the controversial Rahm Emanuel, who was not a runner.

"Now that it's over, I know that we will work together for the city we both love," celebrated Lightfoot late Tuesday evening, to their success. Preckwinkle congratulated the winner, as the transmitter CNN reported on Wednesday night. The former chief of staff of President Barack Obama in the White house had been accused of wrong Decisions in the fight against crime and nepotism in the third-largest U.S. city to hit. Corruption is in addition to the Violence of criminal gangs and unequal living circumstances for Black and White is one of the major municipal political issues in Chicago.

to Curb corruption

Preckwinkle was considered to be representative of the Establishment - what was detrimental to your election result. The newly elected mayor Lightfoot was openly supported by the "Chicago Tribune".

Since 1837, there was in Chicago only a woman as mayor, as well as a black man.

light food wants to curb the gun violence and the rampant corruption in the 2.7-million-inhabitant city. At the same time you committed to improving living conditions in majority Black populated, run-down neighborhoods in the South and West of the city, a came. The social inequalities are in the metropolis in the North of the USA is a huge Problem.

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Created: 03.04.2019, 07:41 PM

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