Canadian Press NewsAlert: NDP win majority government in British Columbia

The New Democrats have won a majority government in the British Columbia election as voters have given John Horgan a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With just under half the polls reporting results, the NDP were leading and elected in 54 seats.

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The B.C. Liberals were leading and elected in 30 and the Greens in three.

Forty-four seats are needed in the 87-seat legislature to form a majority government.

The NDP also had a firm grip on the popular vote, holding about 45 per cent to the Liberals 35 per cent and the Greens at 16.

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