Prince Edward Island general election, 1996


Prince Edward Island general election, 1996

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island conducted a general election on November 18, 1996 to 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.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island was 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.

The 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.

The Island New Democrats won 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.

Results

ee also

*Prince Edward Island general election, 2000
*List of Prince Edward Island general elections (post-Confederation)
*List of PEI political parties
* Canadian Politics in 1996.

External links

General resources

* [http://www.electionspei.ca/provincial/general/1996/index.php 1996 election results]


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