Jacinta Allan is the new premier-elect of Victoria.

Ms Allan ran for leader of the Victorian Labor Party at a caucus meeting on Wednesday after Daniel Andrews’ shock resignation less than 24 hours prior.

The Bendigo East MP will be Victoria’s second female leader and the first Labor premier from regional Victoria in almost 100 years.

Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll was chosen as deputy.

Ms Allan entered parliament in 1999 and became the youngest minister in the state’s history at 29.

She took over as Mr Andrews’ deputy and presumed successor in June 2022 and most recently served as minister for transport infrastructure and the suburban rail loop project.

She was also charged with delivering the now-cancelled 2026 Commonwealth Games until the portfolio was abolished.

Ms Allan lives in Bendigo with her husband and two children.

Wednesday’s caucus meeting started late after Mr Carroll decided to throw his hat in the ring for the leadership.

But Ms Allan emerged from the meeting with the numbers to become premier.

Source: AAP