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  N.S. premier-elect didn't take victory for granted
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Last EditedMonsieur  Jun 15, 2009 11:08am
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AuthorCTV.ca News Staff
News DateWednesday, June 10, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNova Scotia's premier-elect Darrell Dexter says he refused to take victory for granted in Tuesday's provincial election until the votes were finally counted and a historic NDP majority was confirmed.

Dexter led his party to a win that will result in the first New Democratic majority government east of Ontario.

The NDP won 31 of 52 seats in the provincial legislature, easily clearing the 27 seats required for a majority.

"We certainly knew there was the opportunity for great progress there, but you never take anything for granted, you just keep pushing through to the end," Dexter, 51, told CTV's Canada AM on Wednesday.

The former lawyer and journalist said it wasn't an overnight victory, but rather the result of a decade of hard work by party members.
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