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Ex-labour secretary elected to lead US Democrats

He narrowly beats Ellison, who was asked to serve as deputy chairman after his supporters exploded in anger

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Mr Perez, flanked by Mr Ellison (far right) and others, addresses the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting after being elected its new chairman in Atlanta on Saturday.

Atlanta

FORMER US labour secretary Thomas Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday, narrowly defeating Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota to take the helm of a still-divided party stunned by President Donald Trump's victory but hopeful that

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