Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Former Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Joins Alberta NDP Leadership Race, Alters Succession Dynamics

Naheed Nenshi, former Calgary mayor, has officially entered the race for leadership of Alberta’s New Democrats. His candidacy, announced on Monday, reshapes the contest to replace Rachel Notley. Nenshi cited concerns over the performance of the governing United Conservative Party as a driving factor for his decision. He joins a field of candidates including Edmonton MLAs and a Calgary MLA, adding momentum to the competition. Nenshi’s entry signifies a shift in his previous stance against partisan politics, emphasizing shared values with the NDP. As the deadline for candidates approaches, the race intensifies, setting the stage for a dynamic leadership transition within the party.

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