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City Council reelects Stephen Murphy as leader

Move keeps lid on CityHall politics

The Boston City Council voted overwhelmingly Monday to give Stephen J. Murphy his third consecutive term as the body’s president, choosing to preserve the ­status quo as the city faces a ­potentially volatile election year.

Murphy captured 11 votes from his colleagues on the 13-member City Council. Councilor Charles C. Yancey initially voted for himself, but then threw his support to Murphy to make the vote unanimous.

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