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Muslim candidate is the favorite in London mayoral race

Muslim candidate is the favorite in London mayoral race

The son of a bus driver from Pakistan was favored in several polls to become London's first Muslim mayor as voters throughout Britain went to the polls Thursday, with the race's final results expected Friday.

Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer-turned-politician, often referenced his humble beginnings during his campaign, saying the city enabled his family to fulfill its potential and vowing to serve "all Londoners." Khan is the son of Pakistani immigrants, who migrated to Pakistan from India during its partition in 1947, and worked blue-collar jobs after arriving in the UK shortly before Khan's birth. 

The 45-year-old Khan, nevertheless, faced what many...

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