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Saskatchewan party cleans up province


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The Saskatchewan Party made massive gains in yesterday’s provincial election for the 58 seat Legislative Assembly.

The Saskatchewan Party, a centre right conservative party founded in 1997, took 49 of the 58 seats with 64.2% of the vote. In 2007 they took 38 seats.

The other party, the New Democratic Party (NDP) had a bad night, seeing their tally drop from 20 seats in 2007 to just nine yesterday, with 31.9% of the vote.

Voter turnout at 66% was down 10% on 2007.

New Democratic Party Leader Dwain Lingenfelter resigned after losing his constituency. Saskatchewan Party Leader Brad Wall was re-elected, the only one of five party leaders to do so.

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