The representative of the British labour party Sadik Khan elected mayor of London. Reporters noted that thereby he broke the 8-year reign of the tories in the British capital. In addition, generally the first time in the history of London mayor becomes a Muslim.
Sadiq Khan. Frame a TV interview to BBC.
Sadiq Khan won the election his main rival Zac goldsmith from the conservative party. Thus, as noted TASS, it was difficult, because during the election race, Khan was accused of having links with Islamic extremists. This did not shun not only the goldsmith, but British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is also the head of the Tory party.
Sadiq Khan has replaced on this post of the representative of the Conservative party Boris Johnson, who ran the city for 8 years. Leaving city hall, Johnson said Londoners that for him it was a huge privilege to be their mayor.
Khan scored 43% of the vote in 13 of the 14 London constituencies, and goldsmith, only 37%. While Khan got more votes than goldsmith, and as a “backup” candidate, which ensured him the victory. According to the adopted electoral system, the Londoners were to give two votes – for the candidate who they would prefer and for the second, whom they chose would not be the first.
Thus it is possible to avoid a second round election if no candidate attains more than 50% of the vote.
Khan, 46 years old, he comes from a working class family of Pakistanis. His father was merely a bus driver, and the family had eight children. Han managed to go to law school and specializiruetsya on human rights. He has worked as a Minister for local government and the Minister of transport.
In 2013 and 2015 Khan was named “politician of the year” among Muslims in Britain. He promises to expand housing construction to strengthen the social sector, to limit the growth of prices for transport.
Spouse name is Khan Saadia Ahmed, she is also a lawyer. The couple has two daughters.Related posts: