10/27/2014 14:54 EDT | Updated 12/27/2014 05:59 EST

Jim Watson re-elected as Ottawa mayor for 2nd straight term

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The CBC Decision Desk projects Jim Watson will lead the City of Ottawa for a second straight term after winning the mayoral election in swift fashion Monday night.

The incumbent mayor's campaign centred around the second phase of the light rail project, as well as cleaning up the sewage problem in the Ottawa River.

Watson will lead a city council with at least six new faces. His long-time friend Steve Desroches, as well as veteran colleagues Maria McRae, Peter Hume, Rainer Bloess, Diane Holmes and Doug Thompson all decided not to run for re-election.

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