Saturday, December 02, 2006

Stephane Dion poised to beat Michael Ignatieff in close race on 4th ballot

It looks like front-runner Michael Ignatieff has run out of gas going into the fourth and final vote of the federal Liberal leadership contest.

Stephane Dion only has a 2.5% advantage over Ignatieff, so anything could still happen, but Dion's momentum and what appears to be more endorsements coming from the defeated Bob Rae camp should give him enough to win.

Ignatieff needed a Rae endorsement, even if only a personal one, to have a decent chance but Rae has studiously rejected supporting either of the remaining two candidates.

More after the final ballot......

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