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San Francisco to elect its first Asian-American mayor

San Francisco voters have apparently given Interim Mayor Ed Lee a full four-year term, which would make him the city’s first elected Asian-American chief executive, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

With strong support from the Chinese community, Lee finished with 61% of votes, followed by fellow Democrat and city Supervisor John Avalos with 39%. The race featured 16 candidates, including six Asian Americans. About 25% of the city’s population is Asian-American.