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Here's how Alberta reacted to Jason Kenney being elected UCP leader

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DH Calgary Staff Oct 30, 2017 11:13 am 684

Jason Kenney was elected leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP) on Saturday, October 28, and Albertans have been having… mixed reactions.

Over 63,000 members of the UCP registered and 94% of those eligible cast a vote between October 26 and October 28 to name the new leader, and Kenney came out ahead with 61.1% of the vote, according to the UCP website.

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Kenney beat out runner-up Brian Jean and competitor Doug Schweitzer by a wide margin, with Jean taking 31.5% of the vote, and Schweitzer just 7.3%.

In a news conference on Sunday afternoon, The new UCP leader announced that he would be running for MLA of Calgary-Lougheed, as the current MLA, Dave Rodney, stepped down to allow Kenney to run.

Kenney’s victory has garnered a wide spectrum of responses on social media, with everything from congratulations to accusations being aimed at the new UCP leader.

And, of course, there is this video of comedian Lewis Black telling Kenney to “fuck off” at the urging of an audience member last month.


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