Canada's only socialist government, the New Democratic Party administration in Manitoba province, was resoundingly defeated in a provincial election. Based on incomplete returns, the Progressive Conservative Party was projected as winning 25 of the 57 seats in the provincial legislature. The Liberal Party was taking 20 seats, while the New Democrats slumped to third place with just 12 seats. The result has national implications because Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, a Progressive Conservative, has to call a national election within the next year and has looked to Manitoba for a convincing Conservative win.
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