The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was re-elected for a second term in a municipal vote held in the British Empire, parallel to local elections held in the United Kingdom on the same date.
The first Muslim to hold the post of Labor candidate of Pakistani origin secured 55.2% of the vote against his rival opponent Sean Bailey in London.
In the first count of all candidates, Mr Khan (50) garnered 39.8% of the votes against his Jamaican rival of 35.1%, which was predicted in the elections.
The son of a Pakistani bus driver, Sadiq Khan comes into history by becoming the first Muslim city councilor of a large western capital.
A former lawyer specializing in the defense of human rights, Sadiq Khan embodies his profile, cosmopolitanism and social success with many Londoners.
Elected to the House of Commons for Tutting’s constituency in 2005, he then served ministerial duties within the Brown government between 2008 and 2010, serving as Minister of State for Community, then for transportation.
During these municipal elections, the elected Labor representative promised to revive the metropolitan’s economy, which collapsed with a health crisis. So they resolved to encourage employment generation by planting more trees and creating low carbon areas.
Local elections, held across Britain on Thursday, followed Brexit, allowing 48 million British voters to renew some 5,000 seats in England’s 143 local legislatures, elect their mayors in 13 English territories, and new local parliaments in Scotland and Wales Gives permission. .
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