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ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

20 Mai 2017

But the Liberals only need one more seat for a majority - and 176,000 absentee ballots are yet to be counted.

Clark's party won 43 seats, NDP won 41 and the Green Party - came out with unprecedented three seats.

"And they reminded us tonight that we are far from ideal", Clark said, adding that she was willing to work with the other parties to govern.

"The game's not over, there's still 176,000 seconds left on the clock, and I'm going to wait and see what the final outcome was", Horgan said referring to the approximate 176,000 absentee ballots that won't be counted until May 24.

If Horgan happens to become premier via this election, which seems an outside possibility at this point, it would certainly bring more light to West Shore issues such as transportation and affordable housing, to name a couple.

"If you can make the counterfactual argument that the Greens are closer to the New Democrats [and] a few extra votes would have made a difference, there aren't too many places where you could make that".

Horgan did not take questions from reporters, however, so the one question on everyone's minds went unanswered: Could he work with the Green Party to form a coalition that would deny the Liberals governing power? They want us to work across party lines.

"We understand what compromise means and we're willing to compromise, of course", Weaver said. British Columbians voted for action for action on climate change.

The NDP has promised to ban the donations, while the Liberals have said they'll convene a review panel.

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"I believe that puts me in a good position to make the argument... that I'm in a better position than Ms. Clark to lead a government that will address the issues that matter to people", Horgan said.

"I've worked with Dr. Weaver in the past and he's a smart and thoughtful guy". Those mail-in ballots take up to two weeks to be counted, so a final result will not be declared until then.

Clark's campaign strategy marked a return to the Liberals' winning approach in 2013, when she promoted her party as the only one that could create and protect jobs while portraying the NDP as disastrous managers of the economy.

NDP leader John Horgan and BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver also won their respective ridings.

"We inspire people to vote for something... and those people are from across the political spectrum", Weaver said.

The Green Party tripled its seats from the last election, positioning the party to hold the balance of power in a minority government.

Both Clark and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver have said they are open to working with other parties, but the precarious nature of minority governments and an alliance between the energy-friendly Liberals and the environmentalist Greens cast some doubt on the ability to get projects done.

Though the Greens fell short of the four seats needed for official party status, Weaver wasn't concerned when he spoke to the media Wednesday.

NDP Leader John Horgan opposes Kinder Morgan's C$7.4 billion ($5.4 billion) Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion and has also expressed reservations about the $27 billion Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas terminal that Malaysia's Petronas wants to build. (TSX:WTE), since Clark has proposed a hefty levy on USA coal shipments through the port in response to the softwood lumber dispute.