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18 days in, UKIP's leader calls it quits

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>> And so ladies and gentlemen, it is an absolute pleasure to announce with 8,451 votes, the leader of the UK Independence Party, Diane James.>>
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>> Take back control, take back control.>> But control over UKIP itself now very uncertain. Diane James taking to social media Tuesday night announcing that she's quitting her post not three weeks in the job. Citing personal and professional reasons, James says her nomination will not be formalized, and she does not have sufficient authority or support to make changes.
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Farage said UKIP had caused an earthquake in British politics after playing a crucial role in the UK's vote to leave the European Union. But as he rules out a third term as leader, the party may be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.>>