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UK Labour's leadership vote closes with Corbyn favourite

British Labour Party Leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn (R) arrives to address a rally in north London on September 10, 2015Voting closed Thursday in the leadership contest for Britain’s main opposition Labour party as radical leftist favourite Jeremy Corbyn vowed to “change politics” to rapturous applause at his final campaign rally. Corbyn, a 66-year-old veteran rebel who only entered the leadership contest as a wildcard, has energised the race, drawing support from young and old alike with policies which include opposing austerity cuts and scrapping nuclear weapons. The low-key Corbyn is closer to European anti-austerity movements like Greece’s Syriza and Spain’s Podemos than to former Labour prime minister Tony Blair, whose centrist, pro-business policies alienated many of those now supporting Corbyn.

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