- Category: Canada News
- Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015
- CTV News
YELLOWKNIFE -- Politicians in the Northwest Territories have picked a premier.
Incumbent Bob McLeod will return to the job after winning a majority vote in the territorial legislature this morning.
McLeod becomes the first N.W.T. premier to win two consecutive terms.
Under the rules of the territory's consensus government, the premier is picked by members of the legislature who won seats in the Nov. 23 election.
McLeod now faces a tough job -- the territory's resource-driven economy is stagnant, population growth is sluggish and demands for social spending and infrastructure are rising.