Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London since 2016, was elected to a second term in the elections held on May 6. Khan, a member of the Labor Party, was the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a European capital and was considered the preferred candidate. a second BBC News But He did not win wide margins Expected, which contributes to a bad night to work.
Voters in London expressed A primary preference and a secondary preference. Since none of the candidates received more than 50 percent of the primary vote, a new count was conducted, taking into account the second preferences of the voters. In the second count, Khan received 55.2 percent of the vote compared to 44.8 percent of Conservative Sean Bailey. Screening began at 7 am on May 7 and continued slowly due to restrictive measures to contain the spread of infection; The result was announced on Saturday evening.
Khan said local election results in several places in the UK “show that our country, and even our capital, remains deeply divided.” He then added that as we “prepare to face the enormous challenges we face, and strive to recover from the pandemic, we must use this moment of national recovery to address these harmful divisions.”
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