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JIM-OCRACY: Watson cruises to re-election with wide margin

Jim Watson will remain in the mayor’s office for at least another four years after garnering 71.21 per cent of the vote on Monday’s election.

Watson’s closest competitor, Clive Doucet, received 22.12 per cent of the vote.

“Thank you for giving me once again a strong mandate as Mayor of Ottawa,” Watson said in a statement Monday night. “I am honoured to be given the opportunity and the privilege to lead our great city for four more years.”