WINNIPEG - Brian Pallister says he's excited about the province getting its first woman premier.
He announced his resignation as the MLA for Fort Whyte on Monday, almost five weeks after stepping down as Manitoba's top politician.
The Conservatives will pick a new leader at the end of this month.
Party membership will pick between former health minister Heather Stefanson and former MP Shelly Glover.
Pallister has said he plans to spend more time with his family.