David Woodbury elected NDP president

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Status-quo result after hours of debate on 1 member, 1 vote at NDP convention

Delegates at the NDP convention have elected David Woodbury as president of the party.

Woodbury replaces Ovide Mercredi in the role as head of the party's executive.

Mecredi said earlier in the day it was time for him to step down and for new people to take us into the future.

Woodbury was an associate deputy minister responsible for the Treasury Board for several years of NDP government.

He's also held positions in the party's provincial council.

Woodbury beat out Zita Somakoko.