The Grits have won another one.
On a long Monday night, marred by electronic vote tabulation hiccups, Brian Gallant’s Liberals finally emerged as the winners in the New Brunswick provincial election, ousting David Alward’s Progressive Conservatives from power.
The 32-year old Gallant and his party won 27 out of a possible 49 seats, earning 43 per cent of the popular vote. The Tories came in second with 21 seats and 34 per cent of the votes while the Greens won a seat for the first time in the province’s history.
The final results could change slightly — the PCs had initially asked that all ballots be counted by hand after some discrepancies were found with the vote-counting machines. According to the Canadian Press, the Tories will announce late Tuesday, whether or not they’ll accept the results as is.
While the race was a lot closer than most expected, the election victory is another notch in the belt for the Liberals — a party that has been on a winning streak of sorts for wellRead More »from With a win in the New Brunswick election, the Liberal brand continues to soar