She makes history as the first female to hold this function.
New York state wakes up Tuesday under a new leadership era, that of Kathy Hochul who succeeds the resigned Governor, Andrew Cuomo. She takes the oath as the 57th Governor of New York before the state’s chief judge, Janet DiFiore, in a private ceremony hosted in the state’s capitol. A former congresswoman, Hochul, Lt Governor under Cuomo, becomes the first woman to head the Empire State.
It is a great responsibility, as Ms. Hochul acknowledge, specially when considering more than two centuries of male supremacy. The mission is even more huge that she must better her predecessor’s handling of the Covid19 pandemic, improve the health and economic policy, among others. Her taking office initiates “a new era of civility and consensus in state government” as note The New York Times.
Kathy Hochul, 62, will complete Andrew Cuomo’s term that will end in one year. He has already announced that she will be running for governor during the next year election.
Cuomo resigned last week following the conclusion of an investigation according to which he sexually harassed a dozen of women. He was New York governor for ten years.
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