B.C. Liberals win fourth consecutive majority government
The B.C. Liberals have stunned many people across the province by winning a resounding election victory.
Leader Christy Clark was counted out by many pundits. By appealing to the base with a relentless message of economic growth, she led her party to a surprise victory.
The B.C. Liberals have followed in the footsteps of incumbent parties in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario that were reelected in 2012 after appearing to be behind in the polls.
With 6,919 of 11,331 ballot boxes counted, the B.C. Liberals have 44.66 percent of the vote, compared to 38.98 percent for the NDP, 7.73 percent for the Greens, and 5.12 percent for the B.C. Conservatives.
The B.C. Liberals look like they'll win approximately 50 of the 85 seats, but there are still many uncounted votes.
The NDP's share of the popular vote has fallen from 2005 and 2009, when the party under former leader Carole James captured 42 percent.