Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse to be named Assembly of First Nations National Chief after competitor concedes

OTTAWA-Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse will be the third woman to lead the  Assembly of First Nations after her closest competitor conceded today. Neither of the two final candidates reached the 60 per cent threshold needed to win, nearly pushing the AFN into a seventh round of voting Thursday (Dec. 7) morning when David Pratt conceded to Woodhouse before another round of voting was put to the assembly. After the sixth ballot Woodhouse grabbed 234 votes or 50.8  percent of the vote. Close at her heels was David Pratt with 181 votes or 39.3 percent of the votes cast. Woodhouse remained in the lead for all six rounds. Reginald Bellerose and Craig Makinaw, were dropped after the first ballot. Dean Sayers was dropped after the second ballot. Sheila North was…

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