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The Alberta election in five minutes

The “Orange Crush” has come to Alberta.

In what many are calling a shocking political upset, Rachel Notley and the NDP have swept to power in the 2015 Alberta provincial election, casting aside Jim Prentice and the PC party.

It’s a tectonic shift in Alberta politics, which has seen government change hands only four times since the Liberals won the first election when Alberta became a province in 1905.

The Tories, first elected in 1971, had been the longest-serving government in Canadian history at 43 years and almost eight months.

The Wildrose party, meanwhile, find themselves as the official opposition party.

Oh, and the Calgary Flames beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in overtime.

This is the Alberta election in five minutes.

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-With files from the Associated Press

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