The BBC News programme where you set the agenda.
Listen now 55 mins
Bill de Blasio has been elected as mayor of New York. Awaiting him is an international profile and a budget of 70 billion dollars. One voter says of the New Mayor: "When I look at Mr de Blasio, I see a bright light at the end of the tunnel," De Blasio won this election in a landslide victory and his voters know that his role is not merely symbolic, he CAN make a difference. Another elected mayor making the headlines is Toronto's mayor Rob Ford whose approval ratings have jumped up despite him admitting to taking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor". He has refused to quit his position and says he intends to re run for election in 2014.
Photo: Associated Press
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.