Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday night he is resigning as leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP).
Kenney made the announcement in Calgary following a leadership review.
Of the members who voted, 51.4% voted in favour of his leadership.
A loud gasp could be heard in the room when Kenney made the announcement.
“It clearly is not adequate support to continue on as leader. And that is why, tonight, I have informed the president of the party of my intention to step down,” Kenney said.
“A large number of our members want to clear the air with a leadership election and I fully respect their decision and I encourage all members to do the same.”
Kenney was elected as the 18th premier of Alberta in April of 2019.