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In it for two terms, Dunderdale says

Kathy Dunderdale said Wednesday she will lead the Progressive Conservatives into the 2015 election, assuming the PCs win next Tuesday's vote.

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Kathy Dunderdale said Wednesday she will lead the Progressive Conservatives into the 2015 election, assuming the PCs win next Tuesday's vote.

Kathy Dunderdale says she intends to seek two terms if the PCs win Tuesday's election. (CBC )

Campaigning in Triton, Dunderdale said she intends to serve two terms as premier.

Dunderdale said that once she decided to become full-time leader of the governing PCs, and take the party into the Oct. 11 election, she also decided to serve for two terms and not just one.

The claim is in line with how Dunderdale referenced the Blue Book she unveiled during the campaign, describing it as a vision for the next eight years.

Dunderdale became premier in December, after Danny Williams resigned and returned to private life. While Dunderdale originally had agreed to serve as an interim premier, she and the party agreed that there would be no leadership convention. [Read a profile of Kathy Dunderdale here.]

If the Tories win Tuesday's election, Dunderdale will become only the second woman in Canadian history to lead a party to victory in a provincial election.

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