A Hung Parliament and Revival of 19th-Century Norms
British Columbians went to the polls on 9 May 2017 and appeared to elect a hung parliament. Elections British Columbia had to conduct some mandatory recounts and count absentee and other ballots before certifying the results in some constituencies. On 24 May, Elections British Columbia certified that the Liberals had won a plurality of 43 seats (one short of a majority), and that the New Democrats had won 41 seats. The Greens hold the balance of power, with 3 seats.
On 29 May 2017, the leaders of the New Democratic and Green parties announced that they had come to a formal supply arrangement, whereby the Greens agreed to support a New Democratic ministry on confidence matters for the full four-year parliamentary term. The Liberals have governed British Columbia since 2001; the Greens want leverage in a…
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