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    London Mayoral Race: Labour's Sadiq Khan Retains 10% Lead Over Tory Rival

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    Labour's Sadiq Khan maintained a 10-percent lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith in the race for the London mayoral office as of Friday noon, the vote results tracker showed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Londoners went to the polls on Thursday to elect a successor to Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson. The final results are expected in the evening.

    Khan, a lawyer and former state minister for transport in Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government, is leading with 45 percent of first preference votes against Zac Goldsmith’s 35 percent, according to The Telegraph newspaper.

    A mayoral hopeful needs over 50 percent of first preference votes to win outright, else two top candidates will be picked and second preference votes added to their respective vote totals will determine the winner.

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