Ranj Pillai to become Yukon's next premier

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Ranj Pillai will become the next Premier of the Yukon

Ranj Pillai was the lone candidate in the Yukon Liberal Party leadership race.

Ranj Pillai, elected unopposed when nominations closed Saturday night, will become the next Premier of Yukon, the Liberal Party executive confirmed on Sunday.

Mr. Pillai will be sworn in this month and become the tenth premier to serve in the Legislative Assembly.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve as the new leader of the party, Ranj Pillai said in a statement. I pledge to work hard, strategically and to seek common ground while safeguarding Yukon interests.

Porter Creek South MLA Ranj Pillai was elected to the first time in 2016 before being re-elected in 2021. He had announced his intention to run for the Liberal leadership on November 25.

The race came after the current Prime Minister of Yukon, Sandy Silver announced his resignation in September as premier and leader of the Liberal Party.

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