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Elizabeth May resigns as the leader of the Green Party

Elizabeth May is stepping down as leader of Canada's Green Party. 

May announced her resignation at a Monday press conference with the two other Green MPs who were elected.

Deputy Leader Jo-Ann Roberts will become interim leader. The next official leader will be chosen in October, in Prince Edward Island.

May is not done with politics though. CBC's Katie Simpson reported that she would like to run for speaker in the next federal election, and will continue to lead the parliamentary caucus of three that was just elected.

May, who represents Saanich—Gulf Islands, has been leader of the party since 2006. 

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