Political controversy stirs over Booker’s replacement in Newark

Political fireworks are going off in Newark less than 24 hours after former mayor Cory Booker resigned from his post to take his seat in

Newark council to meet over replacing Booker

Newark council to meet over replacing Booker (10/31/13)

NEWARK - Political fireworks are going off in Newark less than 24 hours after former mayor Cory Booker resigned from his post to take his seat in the U.S. Senate.

An emergency meeting scheduled for this morning to discuss Booker's replacement was stalled after only three council members showed up.

The council has 30 days to vote for an interim mayor. The winner needs five votes to take the post. City Council President Luis Quintana says the next council meeting will take place on Monday. Quintana says he hopes there will be enough council members present to hold a vote.

A mayoral election will take place in May.  

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