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Mayor Brian Bowman sworn in Tuesday evening

WATCH: Brian Bowman takes the oath of office as he’s officially sworn in as the new Mayor of Winnipeg.

WINNIPEG – Brian Bowman will officially be sworn in as mayor of Winnipeg at city hall on Tuesday evening.

Global News will live stream the swearing in on this page at 8 p.m.

The 15 people who make up city council – seven of them newcomers – will be sworn in at the same ceremony.

READ MORE: Winnipeg election results

Bowman will also announce which councillors will be members of Executive Policy Committee, the mayor’s inner circle.

Bowman was the surprise winner of the Oct. 22 election.

Longtime NDP politician Judy Wasylycia-Leis held a strong lead in polls from the beginning of the campaign until an October Global News/680 CJOB poll showed the two in a statistical tie.

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On election day, Bowman won handily, taking 47.5 per cent of the vote to Wasylycia-Leis’ 24.9 per cent.

READ MORE: Brian Bowman wins 2014 Winnipeg election

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