6 November 2013, 07:53

Detroit elects first white mayor in decades

Detroit elects first white mayor in decades

Former hospital executive Mike Duggan won the Detroit mayor’s race on Tuesday, becoming the heavily African-American city’s first white mayor in nearly 40 years.

Duggan defeated Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in a runoff. He confronts a city that has filed for bankruptcy and seen an exodus of its population in recent years.

Voice of Russia, The Washington Post

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