Vote recount confirms Pauline Frost elected as next Vuntut Gwitchin chief

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A vote recount has officially confirmed Pauline Frost will be Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s next chief.

The recount was completed Thursday afternoon after tight election results Monday night. 

The preliminary count showed Frost just three votes in front of runner-up and former chief Bruce Charlie — she received 68 votes, while he had 65. 

Paul Josie, the current deputy chief, was close behind with 64 votes, while Bonnee Bingham, a current councillor, received 13 votes. 

The recount, which was automatically ordered due to the narrow margin, confirmed the original numbers were accurate, Vuntut Gwitchin government communications manager Gyde Shepherd said. 

Frost will take over from Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, who did not seek re-election. A

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