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Toronto Elects New Mayor, Ends Scandal-Ridden Rob Ford Era

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 22: Mayoral candidate John Tory spoke to the media following a debate at the CTV studio Wednesday night. (Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.

TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto has elected a moderate conservative as mayor, ending the scandal-ridden Rob Ford era.

John Tory had 39 percent of the vote, compared to 35 percent for Doug Ford, brother of outgoing Mayor Rob Ford. Left-leaning Olivia Chow was third with 22 percent. The results were announced Monday night with 1531 of 1767 of polls reporting.

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 22: Mayoral candidate John Tory spoke to the media following a debate at the CTV studio Wednesday night. (Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Rob Ford's four-year tenure as mayor of Canada's largest city was marred by his drinking and crack cocaine use. He announced last month that he wouldn't seek re-election as he battles a rare form of cancer. His brother, a city councilor, ran in his place.

Despite the cancer, Ford opted to seek the City Council seat from the Etobicoke district where he launched his political career. He won his old seat in a landslide.

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