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Selinger’s NDP Wins Majority in Provincial Election

October 4, 2011 8:54 PM | News

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger celebrates the NDP's fourth election win since 1999 with his son Eric, left, wife Claudette Toupin and son Pascal on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. (JAMES TURNER / METRO WINNIPEG)

Premier Greg Selinger will return to the Manitoba legislature after Tuesday’s provincial election.

The NDP was projected to win a majority as early results starting to flow in, but it was made official later in the evening.

Selinger ran a hard campaign against main opponent Hugh McFadyen and the Progressive Conservative party.

It’s the fourth consecutive win for the NDP, who have been in power for 12 years. Selinger was elected among party faithful after former provincial NDP leader Gary Doer stepped down in 2009 to become Canadian Ambassador to the U.S.

PC leader Hugh McFadyen won his own seat in Fort Whyte, as did Liberal leader Jon Gerrard in River Heights.