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Dave Hancock officially sworn in as Alberta’s 15th premier

Deputy Premier Dave Hancock and Alberta Premier Alison Redford make their way to a press conference to announce Alison Redford's resignation in Edmonton on March 19, 2014.

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Dave Hancock is now officially the 15th premier of Alberta.

Hancock took the oath of office in front of fellow caucus members and guests in a ceremony at Government House on Sunday evening.

Minutes before taking the oath, caucus whip George VanderBurg formally submitted Alison Redford's resignation as premier.

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Hancock was voted by caucus to take over from Redford after she resigned Wednesday amid caucus turmoil.

He will serve as premier until the Progressive Conservatives select a permanent replacement in the coming months, but says he himself will not be a candidate.

Party officials meet Monday in Red Deer to set out the details for the race.

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