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In pictures: Ontario Liberals choose Kathleen Wynne as next premier

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Kathleen Wynne became the leader of the Liberal Party and the next Premier of Ontario after defeating Sandra Pupatello at a leadership convention in Toronto on Jan. 26, 2013.

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Newly elected Ontario Liberal Party Leader Kathleen Wynne speaks to supporters after her victory.

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Sandra Pupatello, right, congratulates Kathleen Wynne after Wynne became the new leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. The 59-year-old Wynne will be the province's first female and openly gay premier.

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Gerard Kennedy throws his support behind Kathleen Wynne during the Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Convention in Toronto.

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Supporters in Sandra Pupatello's camp look dejected after Gerard Kennedy and Charles Sousa both withdrew from the Ontario Liberal leadership race after the second ballot and threw their support to rival Kathleen Wynne.

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Kathleen Wynne stands with Ontario Liberal leadership candidates Eric Hoskins, Charles Sousa and Gerard Kennedy, all of whom offered their support to Wynne.

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Sandra Pupatello cheers the results from the second ballot at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on Jan. 26, 2013.

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Harinder Takhar threw his support behind the Sandra Pupatello camp after he dropped out of the race following the first round of voting at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto Jan. 26, 2013

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Kathleen Wynne and Eric Hoskins at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in Toronto on Jan. 26, 2013.

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Harinder Takhar and Sandra Pupatello speak to the media after Takhar threw his support to Ms. Pupatello.

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Eric Hoskins backed Kathleen Wynne after being eliminated on the first ballot at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention

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Eric Hoskins acknowledges cheers during his speech to delegates and supporters at the convention.

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Eric Hoskins with his wife, Samantha Nutt, after he was eliminated on the first ballot at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in Toronto on Jan. 26, 2013.

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Eric Hoskins' wife and son joined him on stage after his speech.

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Sandra Pupatello, former Windsor-West MPP, addresses delegates and supporters Saturday morning.

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Sandra Pupatello acknowledges supporters during her speech.

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Sandra Pupatello gestures to supporters during her speech.

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Charles Sousa, a leadership hopeful, waves to supporters while making his speech at the convention.

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Charles Sousa on stage at the convention.

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Kathleen Wynne makes her entrance before her speech.

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Health Minister Deb Matthews danced on stage before Kathleen Wynne's speech.

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Ms. Wynne, MPP for Don Valley West in Toronto, gestures while speaking to supporters.

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Kathleen Wynne supporters cheer as she makes her speech.

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Gerard Kennedy, a leadership hopeful and former MPP for Parkdale-High Park, addresses delegates Saturday morning.

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Gerard Kennedy, a former MPP for Parkdale-High Park speaks to supporters and delegates.

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Harinder Takhar makes his pitch to delegates Saturday morning. Mr. Takhar dropped out of the race after the first round of voting to back Sandra Pupatello.

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Harinder Takhar, MPP for Mississauga-Erindale, with supporters at Maple Leaf Gardens.

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Bob Rae kicked off the events Saturday morning, speaking of the party's past leaders and wishing the six candidates good luck.

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Public sector union members protest the Ontario Liberal government's legislation imposing contracts on teachers outside the convention.

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Public sector union members protest the Ontario Liberal government's legislation imposing contracts on teachers outside the convention.

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Thousands of protesters gather outside the Ontario Liberal Party Leadership convention.

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