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Christy Clark not ready to walk away, will recall house

Presser: Christy Clark announces what’s next following deal made by NDP, BC Green Party
Christy Clark speaks at a press conference Tuesday detailing what's next following the BC Greens and NDP Party's deal to form a minority government.

VICTORIA – British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is not ready to walk away from office, announcing today that she will recall the legislature to see if she can get support to continue governing.

Clark was speaking for the first time since the NDP and Greens announced a deal on Monday to topple the Liberals from power after no party won a majority of seats in a provincial election three weeks ago.

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Clark said she plans to bring the house back in early June and made the decision to test the will of the legislature after consulting constitutional experts.

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Clark to stay on for BC premier…for now
Clark to stay on for BC premier…for now

The Liberals won the most seats in the legislature, but fell one seat short of a majority.

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The NDP caucus met earlier and the party is expected to ratify the agreement with the Greens before it is released later today.

The agreement would allow the second place NDP to form a minority government with the support of the Green party.

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What does Christy Clark’s future look like?
What does Christy Clark’s future look like?

NDP Leader John Horgan spoke briefly to his caucus before it met privately on the agreement, which has already been approved by the Greens.

Horgan says after 16 years in Opposition, the NDP is excited about the prospect of forming the next government.

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