With the votes counted, what comes next for BC's minority government?

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Elections BC also conducted recounts of two electoral districts, including one on Vancouver Island where the NDP candidate defeated a Liberal by just nine votes in preliminary results.

It all became official when the final absentee ballots were counted in the riding of Courtenay-Comox, where NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard beat Liberal Jim Benninger by 189 votes. The original vote count had Leonard declared the victor with just a nine-vote margin.

Elections B.C. says it may make adjustments to accurately reflect election night results, and the screening of certification envelopes, re-iterating results will not be finalized until final May 22 count is completed.

Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, issued the following statement in response to the final vote counts for the 2017 B.C. provincial election, which has resulted in a legislature where no one party has won a majority of the seats.

The final popular count showed just how close the election was, with the Liberals and NDP nearly tied with 40.36 and 40.28 per cent of the vote respectively.

The final vote counting was still underway in several B.C. ridings.

Horgan said it was important for his party and the Greens to work quickly, but indicated it might be a few days before any further announcement is made.

The B.C. Greens now have 16.84 per cent of the popular vote.

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In Courtenay-Comox, officials have counted about 70 per cent of the 2,077 absentee ballots in the district. Horgan said the NDP would balance the budget by raising taxes on the top two per cent of earners and by using a $500-million "LNG prosperity fund" that Clark created out of general revenue.Speaking at a campaign office in her riding, Clark said she's confident the Liberals have done everything they could to reach voters over the past four weeks of campaigning.

The B.C.Green leader pointed out that some of his party's preferred policy measures will take time to implement.

Follow CHEK News throughout the evening for more updates. He finished with 59.7 per cent of the vote, compared to 20.9 per cent for the NDP's Erik Olesen and 19.3 per cent for Green candidate Alison Shaw.

The final tally leaves the province exactly where it was on election night with neither the Liberals nor NDP holding a majority of seats in the 87-seat legislature, while the B.C. Green Party retains its role as potential king-maker.

Weaver and NDP Leader John Horgan could agree to form a coalition and ask the lieutenant-governor to allow them to form the government.

Weaver said Wednesday he hopes to announce an agreement of some sort with another party as early as next week. In the 1996, the party won a majority government despite losing the popular vote.

The Greens also want reforms to the electoral system to allow for proportional representation and changes to party fundraising rules that now allow unlimited donations from corporations, unions and individuals.

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