Candice Bergen has been elected as the interim leader of the Conservative Party after the removal of Erin O’Toole.

In a caucus vote late on Wednesday, Conservative MPs gave the nod to Bergen to replace O’Toole after months of infighting severely weakened his hold over the party.

Nine candidates were in the running. The interim selection of Bergen came hours after O’Toole was ousted from the leadership role, with 73 MPs voting to remove him, and just 45 lining up in his support.

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