Lib­er­als say they will form mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Bri­tish Columbia en­tered a new stage of po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty Wed­nes­day as the fi­nal vote count from the May 9 elec­tion con­firmed the prov­ince’s first mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment in 65 years. The Lib­er­als fin­ished one seat short of a ma­jor­ity, with 43 seats in the 87-seat leg­is­la­ture. The NDP has 41 seats and the Greens hold the bal­ance of power with three seats. Premier Christy Clark is­sued a state­ment say­ing the Lib­er­als in­tend to form a gov­ern­ment. Green Leader An­drew Weaver said the ma­jor de­mands his party will be seek­ing in­clude be­ing granted party sta­tus, de­spite the Greens are one seat short of of­fi­cial sta­tus.

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