Wab Kinew and NDP soundly defeated as PCs maintain hold on government.
The Manitoba PCs have won a clear majority government, holding onto power with a solid victory over Wab Kinew and the NDP.
Early numbers showed the PCs leading in over 33 seats, above the majority threshold of 29 seats. The NDP appears to have recovered somewhat, winning in more seats when compared to their brutal thrashing in 2016, but still finishing far short of forming government.
The highly-hyped Green Part surge fizzled, with the party struggling to gain even 1 seat.
The Liberals were fighting to get the 4 seats necessary for party status.
Popular vote dominance
When it comes to the popular vote, the PCs dominated, with about 52% of the overall vote, compared to the NDP way back at 29%. The Liberals were mired around 13%, while the Greens were at 4%.
While Pallister was not highly popular with Manitoba voters, NDP leader Wab Kinew was seen as highly divisive, with accusations that he had attacked a past girlfriend, along with a past conviction for assaulting a cab driver. The NDP record was also quite unpopular.
The PCs were handed a tough situation, with the NDP having massively raised taxes, wrecked many services, driven up the debt, and dramatically expanded the bureaucracy. Clearly, Manitobans
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