LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who won re-election Saturday, has risen from humble roots to spar with prime ministers and presidents since taking charge of the British capital five years ago.
A 50-year-old politician from the main opposition Labour Party is a former human rights lawyer who grew up in a public housing building in London, won a second position in City Hall, and defeated conservative rival Shaun Bailey.
This continues a remarkable journey for the Pakistani immigrant bus driver´s son, who became the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital when initially elected in 2016.
He is known as a vocal critic of Brexit and successive Conservative prime ministers, including his former Mayor Boris Johnson, and has had an encounter with former U.S. President Donald Trump (Donald Trump) dispute.
After Khan criticized Trump’s controversial travel ban on people from certain Muslim countries, the two fell into an extraordinary war of words.