Tories win majority in Newfoundland and Labrador

Kathy Dunderdale becomes first female elected to fill premier's job

Progressive Conservatives in Newfoundland and Labrador won a third straight majority government in province’s elections on Tuesday, handing Kathy Dunderdale her first major victory since becoming party leader. Dunderdale becomes the first female premier to be elected by the province’s voters. Her PCs took 37 ridings to the Liberals’ six and the NDP’s five. Going into the race, the PCs held 43 of the legislature’s 48 seats; two cabinet ministers were among those who lost their ridings on Tuesday.

The Chronicle-Herald

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