Liberal leader Gordon Campbell became the first B.C. premier in 26 years to win three consecutive elections with a majority government.
As the economy weighed heavy on the minds of B. C. residents, Mr. Campbell campaigned as the safe bet to steer the province through tough times, arguing NDP Leader Carole James was not up to the job.
The tactic paid off.
The Liberals were projected late last night to take 50 of 85 seats in the B. C. legislature. The NDP will form the Opposition with 35 seats.
There were no Green party candidates elected.
BC-STV was ruled out by a wide margin as it failed to win 50-per-cent approval, that likely would end the debate in B.C. about changing our voting system. This is the second time STV has been voted down.