Ex-premier Selinger prominent as MLAs assigned seats

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Former premier Greg Selinger has a front-row seat in the official Opposition.

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Former premier Greg Selinger has a front-row seat in the official Opposition.

Whether that’s out of respect or a sign Selinger will play a leading role in question period could become apparent Tuesday. Former leaders are often seated far from the action.

Six New Democrats have a front-row seat facing Premier Brian Pallister in the legislature, including interim leader Flor Marcelino. She’s flanked on her right by Selinger, Kevin Chief, and house leader Jim Maloway — whose election in a recount should be confirmed by Elections Manitoba very soon — and to her left by Amanda Lathlin and James Allum.

Star candidate and, according to speculation, possible leadership candidate Wab Kinew is in the back row with fellow New Democrat Tom Lindsey.

The second row goes to Matt Wiebe, Andrew Swan, Ted Marcelino, Mohinder Saran, Rob Altemeyer and Nahanni Fontaine.

There are so many Tories to squeeze into the fixed seating of the legislature, 10 of them are scattered among the opposition, including veterans Cliff Graydon and Dennis Smook in the front row to the left of the NDP.

The Liberals are scattered among the NDP, with Judy Klassen in the second row and Jon Gerrard and Cindy Lamoureux in the back row.

nick.martin@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Monday, May 16, 2016 3:04 PM CDT: Adds map of seating

Updated on Monday, May 16, 2016 6:19 PM CDT: Adds interactive seating map

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