Heather Stefanson Chosen as Manitoba’s Next Premier

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Manitoba's recently  elected Progressive Conservative Leader and the province's caller   premier, Heather Stefanson, speaks astatine  her triumph  enactment      successful  Winnipeg connected  Oct. 30, 2021.  (The Canadian Press/John Woods)

Manitoba's recently elected Progressive Conservative Leader and the province's caller premier, Heather Stefanson, speaks astatine her triumph enactment successful Winnipeg connected Oct. 30, 2021. (The Canadian Press/John Woods)

WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives person chosen Heather Stefanson arsenic their caller person and the province’s adjacent premier.

Stefanson, the province’s erstwhile wellness minister, defeated erstwhile subordinate of Parliament Shelly Glover.

The borderline was narrow—less than 400 of the 16,000 votes cast.

Glover says she is not acceptable to concede defeat, and volition walk immoderate clip analyzing the results.

The contention was precocious marred by complaints that galore enactment members did not person mail−in ballots successful clip to vote, and Glover called for the ballot number to beryllium delayed.

The enactment has recognized Stefanson arsenic the victor and Manitoba’s first−ever pistillate premier.

“I’m acceptable to code the galore challenges facing us,” Stefanson said successful her triumph speech.

“We volition look these challenges together.”

The enactment contention began successful the summertime aft erstwhile premier Brian Pallister announced helium was stepping down.

The Canadian Press

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