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Special podcast: The NDP's search for a new leader has begun

The House brings you a special podcast after delegates at the NDP convention voted in favour of a leadership race. Who will the party choose to replace Tom Mulcair? Chris Hall talks to Sally Housser, Olivia Chow, Laura Stone and Nick Gamache.
Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair makes a speech at the 2016 NDP Federal Convention in Edmonton on Sunday April 10. The party opted to call for new leadership. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

52 per cent.

Delegates in the room were stunned to hear the results.

They had voted 52 per cent in favour of a leadership race.

Speaking to delegates shortly after the vote, Tom Mulcair indicated he would stay on as leader until his replacement is chosen. Delegates voted to give the party up to two years to select a new leader.

We break down Sunday's stunning results and what they mean for the future of the party with NDP strategist Sally Housser, former NDP MP Olivia Chow and In House panelists Laura Stone and Nick Gamache.

Mulcair on losing NDP leadership vote

7 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