New Brunswick New Democrats choose Chris Thompson as interim party leader

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick New Democrats have selected Chris Thompson as their interim party leader.

The party said today in a news release the 25-year-old has a business degree and experience managing a small business.

The NDP says Thompson has a history of political activism and was a candidate in the 2020 provincial election in the riding of New Maryland-Sunbury.

Thompson replaces Mackenzie Thomason who was interim leader for a year and a half.

The party failed to win any seats during September's provincial election.

The New Brunswick NDP says party members will meet in 2021 to determine the criteria for a leadership election.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 16, 2020.

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