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Saskatchewan general election, 1929
The Saskatchewan general election of 1929 was the seventh provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 6, 1929, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
As a reulst of corruption scandals, the Liberal Party of Premier James Gardiner lost a significant share ot its popular vote, but more importantly, lost 22 of the seats its had won in the 1925 election. While the Liberals held the largest number of seats in the legislature, they had only a minority. Gardiner tried to continued as a minority government, but was quickly defeated in a Motion of No Confidence, and resigned as premier.
The Conservative Party of James T.M. Anderson increased its representation in the legislature from 3 to 24 seats, and formed a coalition government with the support of the Progressive Party and some independents.
The Progressives had lost a large part of the popular vote it had won in 1925, but managed to retain 5 of the 6 seats it had won previously.
|Party||Party Leader||# of|
|Previous||After||% Change||#||%||% Change||Liberal||62||50||28||-44%||164,487||45.56%||-5.95%||Conservative||40||3||24||+700%||131,550||36.44%||+18.09%||Independent||17||2||6||+200%||32,729||9.06%||+5.55%||Progressive|| ||16||6||5||-18.3%||24,988||6.92%||-16.12%|
|Economic Group|| ||3||–||1,942||0.54%|
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
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