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Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York: Media

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio walks with an aide in his Park Slope neighbourhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Nov 5, 2013. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg,
New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio walks with an aide in his Park Slope neighbourhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Nov 5, 2013. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US media reported. -- PHOTO
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, fifth from right, accompanied by other party candidates for electoral office including, Mr Ken Thompson, centre, candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, and Ms Letitia James, far right, candidate for pub
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, fifth from right, accompanied by other party candidates for electoral office including, Mr Ken Thompson, centre, candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, and Ms Letitia James, far right, candidate for public advocate, meet potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the crown heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US media reported. -- PHOTO: AP
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, centre, accompanied by Mr Ken Thompson, fifth from right, candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, meet potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the Crown Heights section of New York's borough of Broo
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, centre, accompanied by Mr Ken Thompson, fifth from right, candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, meet potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the Crown Heights section of New York's borough of Brooklyn. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US media reported.-- PHOTO: AP
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, centre, meets with potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, centre, meets with potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US media reported. -- PHOTO: AP
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, centre, meets with potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, centre, meets with potential voters on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US media reported. -- PHOTO: AP
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio waves as he arrives to meet potential voters outside the Eastern Parkway subway station in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov 5, 2013. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio waves as he arrives to meet potential voters outside the Eastern Parkway subway station in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov 5, 2013. Mr De Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, United States media reported. -- PHOTO: AP

NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - Progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio has been elected mayor of New York, replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg, US media reported.

"Thank you, New York City," Mr de Blasio's campaign tweeted just after the close of polls.

He will succeed Mr Bloomberg in January.