- Prince Edward Island general election, 1996
The Canadian province of
Prince Edward Islandconducted a general electionon November 18, 1996to elect the 27 members of the Island legislature. It was the first election since Prince Edward Island became a province that there were new boundaries.
Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Islandwas elected to its first majority government in 14 years. It was a near wipe-out: the Tories, led by their new leader Pat Binns, won 18 seats.
Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island, led by Premier Keith Milligan, only won eight seats. In the previous government, the Liberals held 31 of 32 seats.
Island New Democratswon their first ever seat, that of leader Herb Dickieson.
This election also marked only the second time in PEI history that the winning party did not win a majority of votes, the other being the
Prince Edward Island general election, 1947.
Prince Edward Island general election, 2000
List of Prince Edward Island general elections (post-Confederation)
*List of PEI political parties
Canadian Politics in 1996.
* [http://www.electionspei.ca/provincial/general/1996/index.php 1996 election results]
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