Nova Scotia general election, 1998

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Nova Scotia general election, 1998
Nova Scotia
1993 ←
members
March 24, 1998
members
→ 1999
members

52 seats of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
27 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Russell MacLellan.jpg Robert-Chisholm-2012-NDP-Leadership-Convention.png Jhamm03election.JPG
Leader Russell MacLellan Robert Chisholm John Hamm
Party Liberal New Democratic Progressive Conservative
Leader's seat Cape Breton North Halifax Atlantic Pictou Centre
Last election 40 3 9
Seats won 19 19 14
Seat change -21 +16 +5
Popular vote 158,620 155,361 133,540
Percentage 35.34% 34.62% 29.75%
Swing -14.36% +16.92% -3.35%

Premier before election

John Savage
Liberal

Elected Premier

Russell MacLellan
Liberal

The 34th Nova Scotia general election was held on March 24, 1998 to elect members of the 57th House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The Liberal party and the New Democratic Party tied in the seat count, with 19 each, while the Progressive Conservatives won 14 seats. The Liberals went on to form a minority government with the support of the Conservatives.

Results[edit]

Results by party[edit]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1993 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
     Liberal Russell MacLellan 52 40 37 19 -52.5% 158,620 35.34% -14.36%
     New Democratic Robert Chisholm 52 3 4 19 +533.3% 155,361 34.62% +16.92%
     Progressive Conservative John Hamm 52 9 11 14 +55.6% 133,540 29.75% -3.35%
     Independent Candidates 7 - - - - 1,325 0.30%
Total 163 52 52 52   448,846 100%  

Results by region[edit]

Party name HRM C.B. Valley S. Shore Fundy Central Total
Parties winning seats in the legislature:
     Liberal Seats: 4 7 3 2 1 2 19
     Popular vote: 34.46% 44.91% 32.54% 35.30% 29.31% 31.42% 35.34%
     New Democratic Party Seats: 13 3 - 1 1 1 19
     Popular vote: 43.94% 38.02% 25.44% 28.09% 25.57% 27.41% 34.62%
     Progressive Conservative Seats: - - 4 4 4 2 14
     Popular vote: 21.47% 16.16% 41.66% 36.46% 44.98% 41.17% 29.75%
Parties not winning seats in the legislature:
     Independents Popular vote: 0.13% 0.91% 0.36% 0.15% 0.14% - 0.30%
Total seats: 17 10 7 7 6 5 52

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