Brad Wall will begin his third term with a majority government after the Sask. Party captured 62.5 per cent of the vote in Monday’s election.
The Sask. Party will now have 51 seats in the legislature – two more than when the legislature dissolved when Wall dropped the writ March 8.
The opposition NDP will now sit with 10 MLAs, one more than when the legislature dissolved. However, the party’s leader Cam Broten lost his seat to the Sask. Party ‘s David Buckingham.
Voter turnout for the 2016 election was down with only 56.83 per cent of Saskatchewan’s 815,000 eligible voters casting a ballot. However, there were still more votes cast in this election as 2011 only saw 603,084 eligible voters.
This map shows where parties held seats before and after Monday’s election.
Many people took to Twitter to talk about the election, with the conversation peaking at 8:31 p.m. Monday – minutes after News Talk Radio declared the Sask. Party the winner with a majority government.
Tweet volumes were 92 per cent higher than the most-tweeted day of the campaign, the March 23 debate.
Twitter Canada reports that Brad Wall earned 12 times more mentions than NDP leader Cam Broten.
Aside from the leaders, Trent Wotherspoon and Nicole Sarauer of the NDP and the Sask. Party’s Bill Boyd were among the elected candidates who had the most mentions.
Brad Wall’s most-retweeted tweet:
— Brad Wall (@PremierBradWall) April 4, 2016
Cam Broten’s most-retweeted tweet
— Cam Broten (@cambroten) April 4, 2016