Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Robert Ghiz remains PEI premier

The Conservatives made inroads in Prince Edward Island during this election increasing their seat count to five, up from two in the old assembly. Still the Liberals hold a chokehold on the island, with 22 seats. No other parties or individuals won seats, and Robert Ghiz will retain his position as premier and leader of a majority government. Albeit, with slightly fewer seats.
                Still, we can observe significant change in this election. Voter turnout, notoriously high on the Island, is down, as are the vote shares of both the Liberal and Progressive Conservative parties. Meanwhile the Greens and NDP both increased their total votes, and the newly formed Island party secured nearly a full 1% of the vote. 

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