Jeremy Corbyn has become the U.K. Labour Party's new leader - and its most socialist for decades.
Corbyn's astonishing rise — from 200/1 rank outsider who could barely scrape together enough support from his fellow MPs to be nominated, to securing 59,5b percent of his party's vote — has baffled his party and much of the country.
Does his triumph suggest a new left-leaning mood in the U.K.? Possibly not. There is a gloomy feeling among Labour supporters from the party's more centrist camp that Corbyn is unlikely to win many votes outside the party or compel non-voters back to the ballot box.
With very little support from his party's MPs - some of those who nominated him have admitted they actually back other candidates - the U.K. media are already speculating about when, not if, the first coup attempt may happen.