Green and NDP leaders will have election battle in Winnipeg constituency

WINNIPEG — Two party leaders appear set to fight over the same seat in the upcoming Manitoba election.

Elections Manitoba says Green Party leader James Beddome has registered to run for the Fort Rouge constituency in Winnipeg, which is held by Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew.

All parties are getting candidates in place for the Sept. 10 election — the deadline for nominations is Aug. 29.

The governing Progressive Conservatives already have 46 candidates registered with Elections Manitoba.

The New Democrats have 38, the Liberals have 14, and the Greens have eight.

There are 57 constituencies in the province.

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