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You may remember that the province I live in had an election two weeks ago, but we didn't know if anyone had actually been elected or not because a) close races and b) massive pile of absentee votes.

The final counts and recounts happened, and the seat distribution is the same: Liberals 43, NDP 41, Green 3. No majority of seats, no government.

Today, the best possible thing (from my perspective) was announced: the Greens will support the NDP, giving a combined total of 44 seats. (It's not technically a coalition, apparently, but a "Confidence and Supply Agreement".)

Since this better represents the preferences of a majority of the voters, my sense of fairness is satisfied as well as my personal glee.

Various things can happen at this point. I know because I asked my proximate political wonk for a telladonna1.

[ETA: I had two different points confused, so this is an amended list. Thanks to [personal profile] redbird for the query.]

1. The premier resigns and the Lieutenant Governor asks the NDP (+ Greens) to form the government.
2. The premier doesn't resign, the legislature takes a confidence vote, and she's, I guess, removed. The Lieutenant-Governor asks the NDP (+ Greens) to form the government.
3. The premier does resign, but the LG for whatever reason decides another election is the better choice. (My consultant says this would be unprecedented, though.)

Obvs. I'd like #1, though I'd take the high drama of the no confidence vote. (Well, you know, high drama in Canadian terms.)

[ETA (June 6): Sounds like it will be #2!]

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1. Awesome @westwingweekly reference

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Date: 2017-05-30 09:08 am (UTC)
hollymath: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
Thank you for this, and also for introducing me to the word "telladonna."

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Date: 2017-05-30 11:24 am (UTC)
sabotabby: (gaudeamus)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
This is great. I'm enjoying it.

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Date: 2017-05-30 11:35 am (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
I hadn't realized she had the option of calling for another election instead of stepping aside and letting the NDP (try to) form a government. Thanks for the information.

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Date: 2017-05-30 08:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agoodwinsmith
I confess to a teeny tiny desire that the current premier gets no confidenced, oh yes.

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