Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An overview of the Nova Scotia election campaign - The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press: An overview of the Nova Scotia election campaign:

Facts about the 35-day Nova Scotia election, which will be held on June 9:

Major parties: Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats.

Leaders: Premier Rodney MacDonald (Conservative), Stephen McNeil (Liberal), Darrell Dexter (NDP).

Ridings: 52.

Standings at dissolution: Conservatives, 21; NDP, 20; Liberals, 9; Independent, 1; Vacancies, 1.

Main campaign issues: The economy, leadership, taxes, the NDP's readiness to govern.

Most recent general election: June 13, 2006.

Number of eligible voters in 2006: 678,036.

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