The leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has held on to the position of Secretary after a campaign against moderate Owen Smith. In the short span of a year, it is the second time that the Labour Party has held primary elections.
This in itself is already very unusual and therefore interesting. It shows how the political class represented by the elite party (representatives and members of the old Blairite guard) is not resigned to losing control in September 2016.
And, despite the enthusiasm the new leadership has raised in terms of numbers (between May 2015 to January 2016 the number of subscribers rose from just over 200,000 to 388,000, and by now it is reaching 500,000), the old Blairite guard, which still dominates in Parliament, has managed to get a second round of primaries to try to overturn the internal strength equilibrium in the Labour Party.
It is a very important and delicate political game, for various reasons of a more general interest. First, it is a battle between the two souls of the Labour Party and two ways of understanding what the left is.