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B.C. kids vote Green party the official opposition to NDP majority

FILE PHOTO - NDP leader John Horgan at rally in Hotel 540 in Kamloops March 27, 2017.
May 09, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Elementary and high school students from all 87 electoral districts in B.C. voted today and handed the NDP a majority government.

Andrew Weaver and the Green Party, according to the results of the fourth provincial-level Student Vote project, form the official opposition, receiving 28.5 per cent of the popular vote.

More than 170,000 students participated in the Student Vote program this election this year, with results reported at 4:15 p.m.

Students elected John Horgan and the BC NDP to form government with 60 out of 87 seats and 39 per cent of the vote while Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals won only 12 seats and received 25.4 per cent of the vote.

In her own district of Kelowna-West, Clark lost a close battle with NDP candidate Shelley Cook, receiving only 3.7 per cent more votes.

Students also elected independent candidate Nicholas Wong in Delta South.

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