Unsurprisingly, outgoing Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe was easily re-elected as the head of a majority government on Monday night.
A few dozen minutes after the polls closed and the counting of the votes began, the Saskatchewan Party took a lead that quickly became insurmountable for the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan.
At around 11:20 p.m., Scott Moe’s troops won the favor of about 62% of voters, compared to just over 39% for the NDP. The Saskatchewan Party dominated in 46 ridings, compared to 15 for its rival.
The other parties represented obtained marginal results, below the 4% mark.
In doing so, Scott Moe guided his troops to victory for the first time. The outgoing Prime Minister took the reins of his party during the winter of 2018, succeeding Brad Wall who had caused the surprise by resigning in full term after spending a decade at the head of the province.
This is the fourth consecutive victory for the Saskatchewan Party, which has led the province since 2007.
Saskatchewan has become the third province to hold an election since the start of the pandemic. British Columbia did the same over the past weekend, while New Brunswick held the first post-pandemic poll in mid-September.