Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at the Labour Digital Democracy Manifesto launch in London, Britain August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
LONDON Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Saturday, ending a “coup” attempt by more moderate lawmakers who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls.
The veteran campaigner’s triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, cements his authority over the deeply divided party and will fuel his drive to turn Labour further to the left – a move many of his colleagues say will see them out of power and allow the ruling Conservatives free rein to set Britain’s divorce from the EU.
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