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Breaking: Candice Bergen elected interim Conservative leader

The federal Conservatives have elected Candice Bergen as the party’s interim leader.

Party members selected her during a caucus vote Wednesday night.

The Manitoba MP has served as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition since September, 2020.

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It comes just hours after Erin O’Toole was ousted in a leadership vote with 74 members voting against and 45 in support.

A leadership convention will be held in the next few months where the future leader for the Conservatives will be voted on.

***With files from Casey Kenny

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