Newly elected Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is sworn in by former President Bill Clinton
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Bill De Blasio sworn in as NY mayor

Bill De Blasio, the first Democratic mayor of New York City in over 20 years, has been sworn in by former US President Bill Clinton.

The first Democratic mayor of New York City in more than 20 years has taken his oath of office at City Hall where he pledged to pursue a liberal agenda.

Bill de Blasio, who succeeds billionaire Michael Bloomberg, was inaugurated at a ceremony presided over by former US President Bill Clinton.

Philippa Thomas reports.