Throughout the hard-fought campaign, pollsters and media characterized British Columbia’s provincial election as ‘too close to call’ – and it looks like they got it right. For the first time since 1952, British Columbia has a minority government.
With 87 seats in the Legislature, no party was able to secure the 44 MLAs required to form a majority government by the end of Election Day. The B.C. Liberals narrowly missed a majority, winning the most seats of any party with 43, compared to 41 for the NDP and 3 for the Green Party. The B.C. Liberals also hold a slight edge in the popular vote with 40.8% versus the NDP’s 39.9%.