UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Nearly 600,000 British Labor Party members began voting to choose Jeremy Corbyn’s successor as head of the party, which has become the country’s main opposition force after he was defeated in the legislative elections.
There are three candidates in the race, the most moderate among them is Kerr Starmer, 57, who has been in charge of the party’s Brexit file for three years. Rebecca Long-Bailey, 40, is seen as the natural heir of the left-wing Corbin. These two candidates are considered the favorite.
On the other hand, Lisa Nandi received the support of the “GMP” union, which represents 500 thousand workers, because she considered that it “gives a new breath to the discussion about the future of the Labor Party.”
The party members voting to choose Khalifa Corbin continues by regular or electronic mail until April 2, with the results to be announced on the fourth of the same month.
Members choose a new party deputy leader from among five candidates – Angela Rainer, Don Butler, Ian Murray, Rosina Allen-Khan and Richard Burgon.
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