Conservative Party - 139
Liberal Party - 79
Bloc Québécois - 57
NDP - 33
This will present itself as a stable minority because each Opposition party represents a "balance" of power and no two can defeat the government.
Do I have any sweeping election predictions? Not really.
I think we'll see two leaders resign in the coming weeks - Liberal Party leader, Paul Martin, and Green Party leader, Jim Harris. I think the Greens will show strong - maybe even showing up second in some ridings - but not strong enough to win a seat. This will likely be Mr. Harris's last kick at the can. I think in the next phase, the Greens will swing back to the near fringe left.
In case I won't be around too much after the election, I thought I would respond now with my post election thoughts and commentary.
Wow! I can't believe we have a [Liberal, Conservative] [minority, majority]! That's got me so [stoked, depressed] beyond belief! I knew it was going to [be close, be a landslide], but I had no idea! This election has confirmed to me that [democracy just simply does not work, democracy is the single greatest human institution ever].Meh. Seemed funnier when I wasn't so tired. :)
Goodbye [Belinda Stronach, Scott Brison, Tony Valeri, Anne McLellan, all of the above, some of the above]!
Who gave [Jason Kenney, Gilles Duceppe] a microphone?
How long before [Paul Martin, er ... just Paul] resigns?
Say what you want about the guy, but you really got to hand it to [Stephen Harper, Paul Martin]. If it weren't for [Jean Chrétien, Rick Mercer, Ralph Klein, Scott Reid, Stephen Harper, that dude who plays that 16-year old interviewer on This Hour Has 22 Minutes], the election would have turned out completely different!
Well, since it's a [minority, majority], looks like the next election is [in several months, in 4 years, never - all hail Emperor Klang!].
Tags: canada, election 2006, politics