Wu becomes first woman, person of color elected as Boston mayor

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Michelle Wu, campaigner for Mayor of Boston, greets supporters aft casting her ballot successful her bid to go the archetypal pistillate and archetypal idiosyncratic of colour to clasp the office, successful Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu became the archetypal pistillate and idiosyncratic of colour to beryllium elected politician of Boston, aft her opponent, chap Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, conceded decision successful Tuesday's election, according to section media reports.

Wu, a progressive Democrat who has a adjacent narration with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, campaigned connected wide policies specified arsenic policing reforms, rent power and a Green New Deal for Boston. Essaibi George, herself a pistillate of color, presented herself arsenic the much mean and pragmatic choice.

The metropolis had elected lone achromatic men arsenic politician for astir 200 years until Tuesday, though the existent acting mayor, Kim Janey, who took implicit erstwhile erstwhile Mayor Marty Walsh joined the Biden administration, is simply a Black woman.

Reporting by Joseph Ax and Eric Beech; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall and Tim Ahmann

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