Harper Wins Tory Minority Government

Posted on Tuesday, January 24 at 00:18 by Jesse
Harper acknowledged that Canadians have not given any one party a majority, and have asked all parties to work together. Earlier, Liberal Leader Paul Martin announced that he will step down as leader. The Conservatives are currently elected in 124 ridings, the Liberals are elected in 101 (leading in two others), the Bloc is elected in 50 (leading in one other) and the NDP is elected in 27 (leading in two others). One Independent was elected, in Quebec. "There will be another chance and there will be another time," Martin told a roomful of supporters in Montreal. He said he called Harper to congratulate him. The Conservatives picked up more than 36 per cent of the popular vote, nearly a seven-per-cent increase from 2004. This compared to the Liberals with 30 per cent, the NDP with 17.5 per cent and the Bloc with 10. 5 per cent. Full story: http://www.cbc.ca/story/canadavotes2006/national/2006/01/23/mainelecstory060123.html [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 24, 2006]

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