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Darrell Dexter to have final meeting with cabinet, caucus

Darrell Dexter addresses supporters after being defeated in the Nova Scotia provincial election in Halifax on Oct. 8, 2013.
Darrell Dexter addresses supporters after being defeated in the Nova Scotia provincial election in Halifax on Oct. 8, 2013. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – NDP Leader Darrell Dexter is holding his last formal cabinet and caucus meeting Tuesday following the NDP’s defeat in the provincial election.

Dexter says while it’s time for him to move on from politics, he does not plan to resign as party leader Tuesday.

He lost his own Halifax-area seat of Cole Harbour-Portland Valley as the NDP were relegated to third-party status with seven elected members.

The Liberals took 33 of the legislature’s 51 seats in last Tuesday’s vote, while the Progressive Conservatives won 11 ridings to form the official Opposition.

Dexter says he plans to meet with premier-designate Stephen McNeil to discuss the transition.

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