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Nova Scotia's incoming Liberal premier to announce new cabinet next week

10/16/2013 12:23 EDT | Updated 12/16/2013 05:12 EST
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's incoming premier will announce his cabinet next week.

Premier-designate Stephen McNeil will formally welcome his new cabinet ministers at a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday in Annapolis Royal.

McNeil led his Liberals to victory in last week's provincial election, winning 33 of 51 seats in the legislature.

The Progressive Conservatives will form the official Opposition after that party won in 11 ridings.

The NDP was relegated to third-party status, electing seven members.