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N.L. Premier Dwight Ball announces he’s stepping down

N.L. Premier Dwight Ball steps down
WATCH: N.L. Premier Dwight Ball steps down

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball says he is stepping down after more than four years leading the province.

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In a surprise announcement made by video, Ball says he will remain as premier until a successor is chosen “at the earliest opportunity.”

Newfoundland and Labrador premier Dwight Ball abruptly resigns
Newfoundland and Labrador premier Dwight Ball abruptly resigns

The 63-year-old premier served as Opposition leader from 2012 before his Liberal party won government in November 2015.

Under Ball, the Liberals were re-elected in May 2019 but reduced to a minority.

More to come.

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