Liberals Win Second Majority Government

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 07:11 AM

The Nova Scotia Liberals will have a majority government for a second straight term.

Premier-Elect Stephen McNeil becomes the only sitting premier to maintain a majority in consecutive elections since John Buchanan in 1988.

NDP leader Gary Burrill won the riding of Halifax Chebucto and will now take his seat inside the legislature.

And leader of the PCs, Jamie Baillie comfortably held his seat in Cumberland South, winning just over half the votes in the riding.

A number of tight races led to seats being in question late into the night.

Recounts are expected in some ridings, but as of last night, the Liberals have 27 seats, the PCs captured 17 while the NDP came away with 7.