Akeeagok becomes Nunavut's 6th Premier

Photo from P.J Akeeagok Facebook Page

At 37 years of age, P.J Akeeagok has been chosen as Nunavut's next premier during the Nunavut Leadership Forum held in the territory's Legislative Assembly.

Akeeagok is relatively new to the Legislative Assembly only being elected in October in the last territorial elections.

Nunavut, along with the North West Territories, do no have territorial political parties, so at Nunavut Leadership Forum held after an election candidates answer questions from elected MLA's.

Candidates must win by getting a majority of the 22 MLA's to vote for their candidacy in a secret ballot.