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Students vote Liberal government in mock election

A grade six student at Fish Creek Elementary casts a ballot in the annual Student Vote ahead of the Alberta Provincial Election. Monday, April 15th, 2019. (PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Students across Canada made their choice in the 2019 Election.

More than 1.1 million students took part in Student Vote Canada 2019 and the government they elected is not so different from the one we saw elected last night.

Students learned about the electoral process by researching parties and platforms, before debating Canada’s future and casting their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s riding.

As of Tuesday morning, 1,181,053 votes were reported from 7,855 schools across the country within 338 federal ridings.

The Liberal Party took 22.3 per cent of the popular vote and won a minority government with 110 seats.

The NDP was declared the official opposition with 99 seats while the Conservatives won the popular vote with 25.1 per cent but only won 94 seats.

The Green Party won 28 seats and the Bloq Québecois took nine seats.

Alberta students elected 30 Conservative, three NDP and one Liberal candidate, that being Amarjeet Sohi in Edmonton-Mill Woods.

The results have the Liberals down from the 2015 student vote when they had 225 seats. The Conservatives were the opposition with 71 seats in that vote.