Liberals in B.C. hang on to win minority government.




The B.C. Liberals have retained their hold on power — but the final result could change in the weeks to come.

Christy Clark and her Liberals had won a minority government, elected in 43 of B.C.’s 87 ridings, compared to 41 for the NDP and three for the Green Party. It takes 44 seats to form a majority in B.C.It is B.C.’s first minority government result since 1952.

The final count will happen between May 22 and 24. After the final count, which begins May 22, any race that ends in a tie or where the margin of victory is less than 1/500th of total ballots cast goes to a judicial recount.