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2007 New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election

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New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election, 2007
DateOctober 23, 2007
Resigning leaderAllison Brewer
Won byRoger Duguay
Ballots1
Candidates2

The New Brunswick New Democratic Party held a leadership election, following the resignation of Allison Brewer, on November 6, 2006 subsequent to their previous convention on September 25, 2005.

The New Brunswick NDP is a social democratic political party in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada.

Members voted by mail or at a convention on October 13, 2007, where Roger Duguay was elected leader.

Candidates

The Telegraph-Journal reported on August 8, 2007 that there were two declared candidates upon the close of nominations.[1]

Despite earlier speculation,[2] Yvon Godin, 51, federal Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst since the 1997 election, did not enter the race.

Timeline

  • November 5, 2006 - Allison Brewer resigns as leader.
  • February, 2007 - The party council sets a date for a leadership vote.[3]
  • August, 2007, nominations close, Dennis Atchison and Roger Duguay are declared candidates.
  • October 13, 2007 - Roger Duguay is elected leader at the convention. With only two candidates, organizers decide not to publicly release the actual vote totals that each candidate received.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Meghan Cumby. "Two candidates running for provincial NDP's top job", New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Page A2, August 8, 2007.
  2. ^ Quentin Casey. "Will Godin take job?", New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Page A1, November 8, 2006.
  3. ^ NDP news release Archived 2007-07-09 at the Wayback Machine on Brewer's resignation, November 7, 2006.
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