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Dexter to make announcement Saturday at NDP executive meeting

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 – Nova Scotia NDP Leader Darrell Dexter will make an announcement Saturday in Halifax at the party’s provincial executive meeting.

There has been much speculation about Dexter’s future after the NDP were knocked from power to third-party status in last month’s election, winning seven of the legislature’s 51 seats.

Dexter also lost his own Halifax-area seat of Cole Harbour-Portland Valley.

His announcement will be made at NDP politician Maureen MacDonald’s constituency office, who has taken on the role of leader in the house.

Party president David Wallbridge would not comment on the nature of the announcement.

Dexter won the party leadership in 2001.

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