Ward 6 Councilman Andre Sayegh is the new council president in Paterson.
The city council voted this afternoon in favor of Sayegh, who succeeds Councilman Anthony Davis.
The vote was 5-4 in favor of Sayegh over Councilman Ken Morris.
Councilpeople Ruby Cotton, Julio Tavarez, Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman, and Ken McDaniel joined the candidate himself in favor of Sayegh.
Councilpeople Rigo Rodriguez, Bill McCoy, and Davis joined Morris in the close but losing cause.