Progressive Conservatives surge to surprise majority win in Nova Scotia election

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The Progressive Conservatives will form a majority government in Nova Scotia as Tim Houston led his party Tuesday night to a resounding win over the Liberals, which have led the province since 2013. Liberal Leader Iain Rankin conceded the result as votes continued to be counted Tuesday evening, and before it had been determined whether the PCs were celebrating a majority or minority victory. He said he wouldn’t have done anything different and will continue to lead provincial Liberals. Speaking to a jubilant crowd gathered in his home area of Pictou County, Houston referred to polls in the spring that suggested the Liberals would cruise to victory. “They were writing us off. Well, I wonder what they’re writing right now,” said the 51-year-old career accountant.

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