Nowhere near the 70% support target.
That was the bar Tom Mulcair set for himself ahead of today’s crucial vote on his future as head of the party.
Instead, NDP members voted 52% in favour of a federal leadership review, and almost certainly meaning the end of Mulcair’s tenure as party leader.
Delegates were casting their ballots in Edmonton, where the party was holding its convention.
There will be an NDP leadership convention within one year, with Mulcair staying on as party head until at least then.
The NDP and Mulcair have been faced with deep divisions since last October’s disastrous election result.
The party entered the campaign as the Official Opposition, and riding high in the polls, only crash land in third place, with fewer seats in the House of Commons than they’d started with.