Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba NDP Plan to Have New Leader by October 2017

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba NDP Plan to Have New Leader by October 2017

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Manitoba NDP to have new leader by Oct. 2017

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba New Democrats will have a new leader by late next year.

The party's provincial council met Saturday and decided that a replacement for former premier Greg Selinger will be chosen, at the latest, by the end of October 2017.

Selinger announced he would step down after losing the April 19 election, and has been replaced on an interim basis by former cabinet minister Flor Marcelino.

The council also decided that a party convention will be held before the end of next March to lay down ground rules and address some of the controversies that surrounded the 2015 leadership race, which saw Selinger barely survive an internal coup.

Party president Ovide Mercredi says the party will work out how much of a role the labour movement will play, whether the party will use delegates to choose a leader or allow every member a vote, and other matters. …

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