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UK: Jeremy Corbyn trounces opponents, elected Labour's new leader

  • In what some observers described as a “political earthquake”, Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as Labour’s new leader in the UK.

    The unabashedly Left-wing politician won about 60% of the vote, leaving the other candidates running for Labour leadership Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall far behind.

    Corbyn's pledge to scrap the UK’s nuclear weapons and nationalize entities such as the railways along with a strong anti-austerity pitch made him the most popular Labour leader in just a few months of campaign — after spending decades as a near-obscure figure.

     

     

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