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British Columbia general election, 1991
The 35th provincial election in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, was called on September 19, 1991, and held on October 17, 1991. The incumbent Social Credit Party of British Columbia, which had been beset by scandals during Bill Vander Zalm's last term as premier, was defeated by the New Democratic Party of Mike Harcourt. The new legislature met for the first time on March 17, 1992. Liberal Party leader Gordon Wilson surprised observers by leading his party to winning one-third of the votes cast, and forming the official opposition in the legislature.
|Party||Party Leader||# of candidates||Seats||Popular Vote|
|New Democratic||Michael Harcourt||75||22||51||+131.8%||595,391||40.71%||-1.89%|
|Social Credit||Rita Johnston||74||47||7||-85.1%||351,660||24.05%||-25.27%|
|Western Canada Concept||Doug Christie||5||-||-||-||651||0.04%||+0.02%|
|Green Go (Green Wing/Rhino)||1||n.a.||-||n.a.||93||0.01%||n.a.|
x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote.
n.a. - not applicable: the party was not recognized at the previous election.
|List of British Columbia elections||
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