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Sadiq Khan wins landslide election in London

New mayor says he’s determined to be an approachable Everyman for his city of 8.2 million


 
London's new mayor Sadiq Khan attends the official signing ceremony in Southwark Cathedral, London, Saturday May 7, 2016. On Friday the 45-year-old Labour Party politician became the first person of Islamic faith to lead Europe's largest city. (Yui Mok/Pool via AP)

London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan attends the official signing ceremony in Southwark Cathedral, London, Saturday May 7, 2016. Yui Mok/Pool via AP)

LONDON — Sadiq Khan has a simple, striking message for Londoners: He’s going to be a mayor for all.

To emphasize his message, Khan celebrated his landslide election victory Saturday in a multi-faith ceremony at a riverside Anglican cathedral.

He says he’s determined to be an approachable Everyman for his city of 8.2 million — including a million residents who, like him, happen to be Muslim.

His Labour Party candidacy to lead London triumphed in the face of a Conservative campaign trying to tar him as sympathetic to Islamic extremists. Leading Muslim Conservatives expressed shame and anger Saturday over their own party’s attacks on Khan, a London-born son of Pakistani immigrants who became a human rights lawyer, lawmaker and now mayor.


 
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Sadiq Khan wins landslide election in London

  1. Pakistan is very unlucky to lack such dedicated leaders.He is Pakistani-born and we should be Proud that he is alleviating the status of Pakistan in the West . I have also written a comprehensive article on Sadiq Khan.Check it out at Pakistani Born London Mayor

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