Manitoba Liberals ponder next move to avoid being leaderless until October – Manitoba

The Manitoba Liberal Party is pondering its next move as it faces the prospect of being without a leader until October.

The party’s interim leader and one of its three legislature members, Judy Klassen, stepped down this week to run for the permanent position to be decided on Oct 21.

Cindy Lamoureux has already announced her bid to become the next leader of the Manitoba Liberals. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Klassen had been told by the party last year that if she wanted to run for the top job she would have to step down by June 20 to create a level playing field.

The party’s problem is that there may be no obvious replacement as interim head.

Klassen’s caucus colleague Cindy Lamoureux has already announced her leadership bid, and fellow Jon Gerrard has called a news conference for Friday at which he is expected to announce his entry.

Party president Paul Brault said there…

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