The UK's Corbyn says Labor will not be led in the next election

The UK's Corbyn says Labor will not be led in the next election



LONDON (AFP) - Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday that he would not lead Britain's main opposition Labor Party in the next general election.



After winning his North London seat in the 70s, the veteran socialist said, "I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign."



Corbyn on Thursday offered a radical leftist program for social change in the election, which included heavy investment in public services, as well as a second referendum on Brexit.



But he was criticized within Labor for handling anti-Jewish allegations and sympathizing with accused terrorist groups.



The exit poll forecast states that Labor will lose 52 seats to secure 19 out of 191 seats in the 650 seats of Parliament.



The forecast put the Conservatives on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 368 seats, giving the party a majority of 86.



Senior Labor figures have indicated that Corbyn was responsible for the heavy losses. He acknowledged in an acceptance speech that the results were "very disappointing".



But he stopped to say that he would stand up immediately, rather than declaring what the party would do wrong during the "process of reflection".



Corbin defended his "Manifesto of Hope" and kept him "extremely popular" during the campaign. But his message was accepted by Brexit.



"Brexit has created a much more polarized and divided debate in this country, it has greatly influenced a general political debate," he said.



"I know that has contributed to the results that the Labor Party has received this evening across the country."

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