British Columbia's recount finally over: NDP to govern with 57 seats
Thirteen days after the October 24 poll, the people of Vancouver seemed more inclined to enjoy a beautiful sunny day than to worry about politics. After all, it was clear that the NDP would hold a majority by the end of election night.
Share November 8, 2020 8:51 p.m. Share Recount finally over in British Columbia: NDP will rule with 57 seats The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – New Democrats will rule British Columbia with 57 seats out of a total of 87 in the legislature, a decisive majority which was confirmed on Sunday evening when the last count was over.
The Liberals won 28 seats, but in one of the ridings the margin is slim enough to trigger an automatic recount.
The Greens won two seats.
British Columbia election officials began counting the 660,000 mail-in votes on Friday, 13 days after the Oct. 24 poll.
While it was clear that the NDP would hold a majority at the end of election night, it was not known until Sunday night how many seats the party would win.