Ed Miliband elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour
Former climate change minister Ed Miliband was elected the new leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday, beating his older brother David in a knife-edge contest.
Ed Miliband won by a wafer-thin majority of 50.65 percent to 49.35 percent for his brother and ex-foreign minister David, who had been in the lead until the final days.
The left-leaning 40-year-old now faces a tough battle to reshape the party of former prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown which lost a general election in May that ended 13 years in power.
In his acceptance speech, Ed Miliband said: "Today's election turns the page because a new generation has stepped forward to serve our party and in time I hope to serve our country. Today the work of the new generation begins."
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