List of Saskatchewan general elections

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Number of seats won by major parties at each election
CCF / NDP Liberal Saskatchewan Party
Conservative Other Independent
Electoral results by parties and independent MLAs (as a percentage of total Legislative Assembly seats) from 1912 to 2007. 1997 is shown due to the formation of the Saskatchewan Party.

This article provides a summary of results for the general elections to the Canadian province of Saskatchewan's unicameral legislative body, the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. The number of seats has varied over time, from 25 for the first election in 1905, to a high of 66 for the 1991 election. There are currently 61 seats.

The chart on the upper right shows the information graphically, with the most recent elections on the right. It shows the popularity of the Liberal Party (red) before World War II, and the subsequent rise of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation – succeeded by the New Democratic Party (orange). The successes and failures by the Conservatives (blue) and the recent arrival of the Saskatchewan Party (green) can also be seen.

Summary of results[edit]

The table below shows the total number of seats won by the major political parties at each election. The winning party's total is shown in bold. Full details on any election are linked via the year of the election at the start of the row.

1905 25 9 16
1908 41 14 27
1912 53 8 45
1917 59 7 51 1
1921 63 3 47 7 6 Progressive
1925 63 3 51[D] 2 7 Progressive (6), Labour-Liberal (1)
1929 63 24[C] 28 6 5 Progressive
1934 55 50 5
1938 52 38 10 4 Unity Party (2), Social Credit (2)
1944 52 5 47
1948 52 20 31 1
1952 53 11 42
1956 53 14 36 3 Social Credit
1960 54 17 37
1964 58 1 32 25
1967 59 35 24
1971 60 15 45
1975 61 7 15 39
1978 61 17 44
1982 64 55 9
1986 64 38 1 25
1991 66 10 1 55
1995 58 5 11 42
1999 58 4 29 25
2003 58 30 28
2007 58 20 38
2011 58 9 49
2016 61 10 51

Notes[edit]

A Includes results for the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party from 1938 to 1964, and Farmer-Labour party for 1934 and earlier.
B Includes all results for the Provincial Rights party from 1905 and 1908, and the Progressive Conservative Party from 1944 onwards.
C The Liberals lost a motion of no-confidence shortly after the election and government was formed by a Conservative-Progressive coalition.
D Includes "Independent Liberal" candidate and the "Independent Pro-Government" candidate.

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