She thought about stepping down as NDP leader.
But Andrea Horwath said after speaking with MPPs, candidates, long-time party members and activists, she decided to stick around.
There were rumours swirling that she would announce her resignation after triggering an election that led to a Liberal majority government, causing the NDP to lose the balance of power they enjoyed for two and a half years.
She says she's leaving her fate up to her party members, who will conduct a leadership review at their convention in November.
Horwath then offered her party lost the election because voters were scared of a Tory government. She points specifically to Liberal attempts to position Kathleen Wynne as the best option against the Tim Hudak's Tories.
Horwath says when door knocking residents seemed to prefer NDP ideas.
On if she regrets triggering an election, Horwath says it's always a good thing to let people exercise their democratic rights.
Horwath called the news conference to unveil her shadow cabinet.