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MHAs for the 50th General Assembly will be sworn in at a ceremony on Monday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the House of Assembly Chamber.

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The ceremony will be televised via the House of Assembly broadcast channel and streamed live via the House of Assembly website (assembly.nl.ca).

At 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, the House will open for the election of Speaker as provided for in Sections 2 to 4 of the Standing Orders.

The current speaker, Scott Reid, says he will be running for re-election.

The Speaker’s Office says the MHA for St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi will not be sworn in on Monday. Liberal John Abbott won the district by 53 votes, but NDP leader Alison Coffin has asked for a recount. The winner of the recount will be sworn in at a later date.

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