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NC council delays vote to select new mayor

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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC) Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

The Charlotte City Council will wait another week before choosing a mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last week in a public corruption scandal.

City council members had considered voting Monday to name a new mayor. Instead, they decided to wait until April 7 to vote.

Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes says members wanted time to talk with possible candidates and with constituents. They can choose someone who's already on council or an outsider, as long as they are a Democrat to replace the Democrat Cannon.

Federal prosecutors say Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to work with North Carolina's largest city. The 47-year-old Democrat was arrested Wednesday afternoon and resigned hours later, less than six months after taking office.

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