Update 7:45 pm
BC’s Lieutenant-Governor has asked the New Democrats to form government, ending 16 years of Liberal governments.
It means John Horgan will become the next premier, with the New Democrats backed in an alliance with the three members of the Green Party.
For the first time in 65 years, a BC government has been forced out of power.
The minority Liberal government has lost a non-confidence vote in the legislature, setting the stage for the NDP to take over, or for an election to be called.
No members of the legislature broke ranks as the Greens backed the New Democrat’s non-confidence motion to defeat Premier Christy Clark’s government, 44-42.
Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon now has to decide whether to allow NDP Leader John Horgan to form government or dissolve the legislature, leading to an election.
The Liberals have been in power for 16 years.