Wednesday, 10 May 2017

And the Winner is...

No one!

Kind of.

The Liberals have potentially won a minority government with 43 seats. Christy Clark and her dead eyes petition the Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, that she has the support to govern. At that point, it depends on if the NDP and Greens block this petition. If they do then BC is heading back to the polls within a few months. If they don't, then the Liberals officially form BC's first minority government.

That's right. Over 100 hundred years of BC politics and this may be our first minority government. 

Or, if Christy wants to she can't be blocked, then the Liberals could form a coalition with the Greens and have a majority government. 

There are still a couple of ridings which were very close - one riding was one by 9 votes! - and will undoubtedly be recount to verify the first count. We may see a seat or two shift from one party to another in the next few days or weeks which could affect the choice Christy makes.

It is definitely an interesting time in BC politics.

You've now made it through two political posts so as a reward, here's some Monty Python.

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