Christy Clark will be British Columbia's next premier.
Clark won the B.C. Liberal Party's leadership vote, which went to three ballots this evening (February 26).
The former education minister garnered 4,420 votes on the third ballot, while former health minister Kevin Falcon received 4,080 votes.
Clark captured the leadership despite only having the support of one B.C. Liberal MLA, Burnaby-Lougheed's Harry Bloy.
The B.C. Liberals selected their new leader by phone and Internet using a preferential ballot and a voting system weighted for each riding.
Six candidates—George Abbott, Clark, Mike de Jong, Falcon, Ed Mayne, and Moira Stilwell—entered the race to succeed outgoing premier Gordon Campbell.
But Mayne and Stilwell dropped out of the contest earlier this month, leaving the other four contenders on the ballot.
De Jong was eliminated after the first ballot, and Abbott came off after the second round.
Clark will be B.C.'s 35th premier and the second woman to hold the position.
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