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Saturday, March 09, 2013 

MLA Cam Broten Wins Sask NDP Leadership Race By 44 Votes!

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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.
CBC Saskatchewan

Top photo by: Greg Pender, The StarPhoenix
Bottom photo by: Peter Mills, CBC Saskatchewan

Hi Dog I look forward to your reaction and analysis. As a one time Sask resident I still try to keep up with local politics and am eager to hear what long time party loyalists like you think about this turn of events. Any chance of an NDP return to power in the next election?
Thanks :D

I find it interesting Leftdog that there seemed to be 11,000 and some registered voters and yet, about 3 thousand or so didn't cast their vote.

I wish that Ryan had a seat in the Assembly which I think would have made a difference in the outcome.

And thanks for the great blog posts throughout the campaign.

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