P.E.I Re-elects Premier Dennis King With A Supermajority

Dennis King, the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island, has won a decisive second term as Premier in the last night’s provincial election. King came into the election with a slim majority, holding 15 of the 27 seats, while the Green Party held eight and the Liberals, who previously held government, held four. However, last night, King won a supermajority of 22 seats for a net pickup of seven, reducing the Liberals to three seats and the Greens to three.

King’s popularity was mainly due to his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw high approval from the people of PEI. His proactive and decisive measures, including the early closure of borders, strict quarantine protocols, and efficient vaccine rollout, have helped the province avoid the worst of the pandemic’s impact.

With a larger mandate for the next four years, King has already stated that his focus will be on healthcare, which dominated the election debates, along with creating jobs and boosting the economy. The Premier understands the critical role healthcare plays in the lives of Islanders and stated his government is committed to ensuring that all Islanders have access to quality healthcare.

In addition to healthcare, the Premier’s government will be working on a plan to create jobs and boost the economy. With the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the economy, King knows the government must support local businesses and create new job opportunities. In his second mandate, King’s government will invest more in infrastructure, promote small business development, and encourage entrepreneurs to start new businesses in the province.

The Liberal and Green Parties will now serve as the official opposition in the legislature, and King has already reached out to them, encouraging them to work with his government for the betterment of the province. With a supermajority, the Premier has the mandate to make significant changes, but he recognizes the importance of hearing from all Islanders and ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.

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