In December, Olive Crane announced she would be resigning as Progressive Conservative Party leader. (Brendan Elliott/CBC)

Questions continue to swirl around P.E.I.'s Progressive Conservative party leadership.

The party's executive met behind closed doors Thursday night, less than a month after Leader Olive Crane announced she would be stepping down at the end of January.

After the two-and-a-half-hour meeting was over, members left quickly, including Olive Crane who told reporters she had "no comment" about what transpired.

At the time of her resignation on Dec. 5, Crane's support remained at around 20 per cent.

Crane said she'd stay on as opposition leader with the support of her caucus.

Ever since, the party has been plagued by questions and criticism from political commentators about the party's leadership and what the new party leader's role would be with Crane staying on as leader of the opposition.

"It's mindboggling that the four MLAs supported her continuation as opposition leader, said political commentator Paul MacNeill in December.

And just two weeks ago, party president Blake Doyle acknowledged the difficult situation.

"Yeah, this is a period of great challenge perhaps, but it's also a period of great opportunity," Doyle said.

The party's executive is expected to meet again next month to pick an interim leader.