03/19/2014 09:33 EDT | Updated 03/19/2014 09:59 EDT

Alison Redford Resigns As Alberta Premier To Surprise Of Many (TWEETS)

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Alison Redford, premier of Canada's Alberta province, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Redford is counting on greater cooperation between Canada, the U.S. and other countries in the Americas to speed economic development and energy projects like TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline and wind farms. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Many political watchers were shocked at Alison Redford's Wednesday announcement that she will resign as Alberta premier as of Sunday.

Some noted that plenty was happening in the background of this announcement:

Most of the surprise revolved around the fact that Redford is stepping down while other controversial politicians remain in office.

Some wished her well:

Others said she did the right thing by leaving:

Check out how people reacted to Redford's announcement:

Alison Redford, Alberta Premier Resigns (TWEETS)

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