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With Mulcair out, New Democrats grapple with a divided party

This weekend in Edmonton there was division and disappointment. It's the first time a federal leader has been rejected by a majority of delegates - 52 per cent - at a party's annual convention. With Tom Mulcair voted out, now the NDP needs a new leader.
At the 2016 NDP Federal Convention, April 10, 2016, 1,800 delegates voted 52 per cent in favour of holding a leadership race to replace NDP leader Tom Mulcair. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

Don't let this very divided vote divide us, let's all work together now to choose the best person to take our project forward.- NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in Edmonton after losing leadership vote

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After an NDP party convention characterized by robust debate — and division  — over its future direction, a stunning 52 per cent of delegates cast their ballots for a leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair.

Mulcair on losing NDP leadership vote

6 years ago
Duration 5:52
'Don't let this very divided vote divide us, let's all work together now to choose the best person to take our project forward,' says Tom Mulcair

It's the first time a federal leader has been rejected by a majority of delegates at a party's annual convention.

Mulcair plans to stay on until his successor is chosen. And now, the New Democrats' soul-searching has begun.

A short history: Tom Mulcair's rise, the NDP's fall

6 years ago
Duration 3:21
A look at Tom Muclair’s NDP life and times. From Jack Layton's Quebec lieutenant to Duffy furor to election night loser to now.

The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti spoke with Peggy Nash, a former NDP MP and former party president, who was in Edmonton for the convention to talk about what's next next for the NDP party.

This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino.

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