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    British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he will not resign from his post because he was democratically elected leader of party.

    LONDON (Sputnik) – British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to stand down Tuesday after 172 members voiced disaffection with him against 40 party members who supported the embattled left-wing politician.

    "I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy," Corbyn said in a statement.

    In a rival statement, the Parliamentary Labour Party said it has accepted the motion that it has no confidence in Corbyn as party leader.


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