Bill de Blasio resigns to run for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election

The mayor of New York, struggling in the polls, abandoned the race at the White House. Nineteen candidates are still in the running to determine who will face Trump in November 2020.

Bill de Blasio during a speech in Philadelphia, September 17. MARK MAKELA / REUTERS

He could not take off in the polls. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday (September 20th) that he would not run for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 US presidential election.

"I think I contributed the best I could to this primary. This is clearly not my time, I will end my presidential campaign "announced the mayor of the first American metropolis, which was less than 0.5% in polls, on the MSNBC channel.

Elected for the first time in 2013, Bill de Blasio is currently in his second and last term in New York City and will not be able to run for mayor in 2021. His retirement comes when he failed to qualify for the last debates between Democratic candidates. There are still 19 candidates running to determine who will face Donald Trump in November 2020.

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