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Leadership race highlights ethnic diversity in Britain's Conservative party

Out of the 11 politicians who competed for the top job, six were descended from the Indian subcontinent or Africa. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON - Britain's next prime minister will not be announced till early September; that is how long it will take the country's ruling Conservative Party to elect a successor to Boris Johnson, the current leader who exhausted everyone's patience with his personal and political scandals.

What is clear, however, is that the race to pick the next British leader is the most racially-diverse political competition ever held in a major Western industrialised nation.

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