London elects Khan as first Muslim mayor

Labour party candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan reacts as he canvasses for supporters at a market in London on May 4, 2016London became the first major Western capital to elect a Muslim mayor on Friday as Labour claimed victory for its candidate Sadiq Khan despite setbacks elsewhere in Britain for the main national opposition party. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hailed Khan’s win over Conservative Zac Goldsmith, after a bitter campaign in which Prime Minister David Cameron sought to link Khan to Islamic extremists.

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