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Starmer replaces Sunak after Labour Party wins UK election, facing challenges to deliver changes

2024-07-06 15:46:13       source:Global Times

July 5, 2024

Labour leader Keir Starmer has officially become the new prime minister of the UK after the center-left party won a landslide victory in the UK's general election on Friday, sweeping the Conservative Party out of power after a 14-year rule.

Chinese analysts viewed the victory of the Labour Party as the result of people's loss of trust in the Tories and a strong desire for changes, despite uncertainty about Labour's ability to deliver real changes. In terms of China-UK relations, analysts said the Labour cabinet can be expected to increase its engagement with China, but it remains to be seen whether it can bring sustained and substantive improvement to bilateral ties amid the current negative climate of the Western world's policies toward China.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after his party's landslide election win, Starmer pledged to restore trust in politics and "navigate away to calmer waters," BBC reported. 

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