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NDP win majority government in B.C.

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 25 Oct, 2020
  • NDP win majority government in B.C.

The New Democrats have won a majority government in the British Columbia election as voters have given John Horgan a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With just under half the polls reporting results, the NDP were leading and elected in 54 seats. The B.C. Liberals were leading and elected in 30 and the Greens in three.

Forty-four seats are needed in the 87-seat legislature to form a majority government. The NDP also had a firm grip on the popular vote, holding about 45 per cent to the Liberals 35 per cent and the Greens at 16. 

WATCH: BCNDP HISTORIC WIN

BC Liberals leader Andrew Wilkinson during his concession speech didn't make it come across as he had expected defeat.

 

The most interesting riding of all to watch where the race was very close was Richmond Queensborough which saw BC NDP candidate Aman Singh defeat former broadcaster and BC Liberal candidate Jas Johal to become the first ever Turbaned Sikh to be elected to the BC legislature.

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