MLA Cam Broten Wins Sask NDP Leadership Race By 44 Votes!
Cam Broten is the winner of Saskatchewan's New Democratic Party leadership race after beating fellow candidate Ryan Meili by a thin margin of just 44 votes Saturday afternoon.
A total of 8, 284 people voted in the second ballot at the NDP convention held at TCU Place in Saskatoon, with 4,164 of those votes going to Broten.
A gasp went up from the crowd as the results were announced. Saskatoon physician Meili counted in at 4,120 votes. Supporters on both sides were stunned by how close the results were.
Broten, a Saskatoon MLA, took the stage moments after he was announced as the new leader of the NDP.
"I take on this role of leader with great enthusiasm, but also a deep sense of responsibility," Broten said.
Top photo by: Greg Pender, The StarPhoenix
Bottom photo by: Peter Mills, CBC Saskatchewan