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Saskatchewan general election, 1944
The Saskatchewan general election of 1944 was the tenth provincial election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 15, 1944, to elect m,embers of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
The CCF won 47 of the 52 seats in the legislature, and over half of the popular vote, despite a very negative campaign by the governing Liberal Party. the Liberals, led by William John Patterson, accused Douglas of being a communist.
The Liberal popular vote fell by 10 percentage points, and they won only 5 seats.
The Conservative Party, renamed the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan and led by H.E. Keown , won over 10% of the vote, but no seats.
|Party||Party Leader||# of|
|Previous||After||% Change||#||%||% Change||Co-operative Commonwealth||52||10||47||+370%||211,364||53.13%||+34.4%||Liberal||52||38||5||-13.2%||140,901||35.42%||-10.03%||Progressive Conservative|| |
|39||–||–||–||42,511||10.69%||-1.18%||Labour Progressive|| ||3||–||–||–||2,067||0.52%||-1.41%||Independent||5||–||–||–||705||0.18%||-0.73%||Social Credit|| ||1||–||–||–||249||0.06%||-15.84%|
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
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