NDP president predicts multiple ballots to get new leader.




Who is going to be NDP new leader is a much awaited decision.

Results of the first ballot of the federal NDP leadership race will be revealed tomorrow in Toronto, but the president of the party,Marit Stiles is predicting a winner won’t be crowned just yet.

She says, “I’m expecting the race will continue on to at least one more ballot, if not two. That’s what we’re planning for.”

Party members started voting for their new leader on Sept. 18. There are 124,620 members eligible to vote in the leadership race.To win, a candidate has to receive more than 50 per cent of the vote. If no candidate has clinched a majority after the first round, the candidate with the least votes is dropped from the ballot and the rounds of voting continue until a winner is named.

There are four candidates in the running: Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton, Guy Caron, and Jagmeet Singh.