A political analyst says it’ll be an interesting two years for the Federal NDP.

Delegates voted on the weekend to have a leadership contest to replace Mulcair.

Retired Political Science Professor Allan Warnke says it wasn’t a surprise to see a leadership vote called, but it was surprising to see how many delegates voted to remove Mulcair.

Warnke says there will need to be a lot of soul searching among the party faithful to decide what the future of the party should look like.

North Island MP Rachel Blaney says she was disappointed with the vote, but the important thing now is for the party to come together and work towards the future.

Mulcair will stay on as interim leader until a new leader is chosen.