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The NDP won the key Nanaimo election, maintaining the fragile minority government of BC.



Sheila Malkomson of the NDP won the critical election in Nanaimo, BC, maintaining the delicacy of the ruling party in the province, projects of PSC Novini.

Malcolson, a former NDP lawmaker, will replace Leonard Krog, a five-year-old parliamentary legislator who resigned last year after being elected mayor of Nanaimo.

The results of Vancouver Island's election have retained the status quo, with opposition liberals holding 42 seats, only embarrassed by the 43, held jointly by the NDP and the Green Party.

The Greens agreed to support the NDP after the 2017 provincial election, allowing them to form a minority government.

Supporters celebrate Shila Malcolson's victory in Nanaimo, BC. (Chad Hipolito / Canadian Press)

The NDP held the horse riding, where there are 45,359 registered voters, for 13 of the last 15 elections. Elections in January mean that the winner will sit in the legislature for the winter session and the provincial budget, which will be announced in February.

"We have a lot of work to do"

It stands next to B.C. Prime Minister John Horgan at Nanaimo, just before 10 am. PT, Malkomson addressed with his supporters and thanked the volunteers and voters in the campaign.

"Nanaimo is not surprised by the election as it comes out," she said, adding "we have a lot of work to do."

She announced BCC. The priorities of the NDP, including the protection of the coast of B.C. from oil tankers, increasing the number of doctors in the province and improving access to child care.

"We are increasing climate change emissions in North America's most ambitious program and we are creating green jobs while we do that," she said.

"At the moment, we have the strongest economy in the country, but we must ensure that the economy is shared by all."

Malcolm was elected to the federal Nanaimo-Ladysmith in 2015. She announced that she would leave her federal seat in October 2018 to run for the election.

Malcolm beat B.C. Liberal candidate Tony Harris, a prominent businessman from Nanaimo and B.C. Green candidate Michele Ney, teacher and daughter of former Nanaimo mayor and provincial MLA Frank Ney.

In his statement, Nej congratulated Malcolson, writing "the results are talking about the voters' desire to see the government continue in partnership with ZK" Zeleni "tonight.

Greens Green Party leader Andrew Weaver wrote "although disappointing, the results of the evening were not unexpected, given the talks we had with green voters over the past few weeks."

"I can say with absolute certainty that our support exceeds the votes for the party today."


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