Kenney Out: Premier gets 51.4% in review, Resigns Leadership

Jason Kenney the leader of the United Conservative Party, and Alberta Premier announced a shocking resignation after the results of the long-awaited leadership review Wednesday night.

"The result is not what I hoped for, or frankly what I expected," Kenney stated. "I've been clear since day one that I would respect the decision of the membership."

Then the bombshell that took a nation back was uttered by the Conservative Premier, "Friends, while 51 per cent of the vote passes the constitutional threshold of a majority, it clearly is not adequate support to continue on as leader.

"That is why tonight I have informed the President of the United Conservative Party that I intend to step down as leader of the United Conservative Party," Kenney added.

The crowd at Spruce Meadows was in shock at the announcement with a loud moan being heard during the live stream.

Kenney said that the party needs to put the past behind them, "this is the only way forward."

The final results were 17,683 votes for Kenney's leadership, while 16,660 votes against his leadership.

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