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Stephen Harper Wins Election & Majority

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been handed his first-ever majority government, in a historic result that also saw the mighty Liberals decimated and the separatist movement in Quebec all but obliterated.

In a stunning result, NDP Leader Jack Layton made history by becoming the first-ever NDP leader to move into Stornaway as the official Opposition leader.

While Layton and his party were cruising to a historic win, the Liberals and the Bloc were heading for crushing defeats.

Much of the NDP's rise has been attributed to a burst of support in Quebec, where Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe was forced to do heavy battle in his home Montreal riding and across the province.

And the Liberals saw their support all but evaporate across the country, with the Conservatives breaching the walls in the Toronto heartland.

Just after 11 p.m., these were the results for elected or leading ridings:

  • Conservatives: 165 ridings
  • NDP: 104 ridings
  • Liberals: 31
  • Bloc Quebecois: 4

Courtesy:

Jered Stuffco, CTV.ca News

Date: Mon. May. 2 2011

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