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LONDON-British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in a new setback to his election campaign, apologized Friday for leaving D-Day commemorations early to give an interview in which he attacked the main opposition party.Sunak's decision not to stay at the event in northern France alongside other world leaders on Thursday was met with dismay in his Conservative Party, which opinion polls suggest faces the prospect of a heavy defeat in the national election on July 4.
The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, remained in Normandy for the duration of events marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings and was seen talking to leaders including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
"On reflection, it was a mistake not to stay longer, and I've apologized for that, but I also don't think it's right to be political in the midst of D-Day commemorations," Sunak told reporters. "The focus should rightly be on the veterans."
Sunak said his plans had been set long before the start of the election campaign.


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