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Election shock spilled into social media

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May 15, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals shocked the province last night by winning a majority government. Not only did Clark and her party receive a healthy amount of bad publicity early on, but pollsters labeled them the underdog party, predicting an NDP government led by Adrian Dix.

British Columbians took to the polls yesterday and ultimately gave the Liberals 44.4 per cent of the vote.

The Liberals even increased their standings in the legislature, winning 55 ridings to the NDP's 33.

The Green Party earned its first seat in the legislature after Andrew Weaver won Oak Bay – Gordon Head on Vancouver Island.

And to top it off - Clark lost her riding.

Everyone had different expectations going into this election, and the shock was felt - and tweeted – online.

Below are some editor's picks that encompassed the night’s events.

 

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