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The 2019 Alberta general election was the 30th general election in Alberta, Canada. The election was held to elect members to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. It took place on April 16, 2019.

Parties

These are the major parties in Alberta.

  • Alberta New Democratic Party; led by Rachel Notley and currently has the most seats in the Legislative Assembly.
  • United Conservative Party; lead by Jason Kenney; merger of the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Association.
  • Alberta Party; led by Stephen Mandel.
  • Alberta Liberal Party; led by David Khan.
  • Freedom Conservative Party; led by Derek Fildebrandt.

Opinion polls

Below is the 3-day average of opinion polls towards the election.

Three-day average of Alberta opinion polls from May 5, 2015, to the last possible date of the next election on May 31, 2019. Each line represents a political party.

Results

Parties Popular vote Total seats
Votes  % +/− Seats +/−  %
United Conservative Party 1,040,004 54.9% Increase 2.9% 63 Increase 38 72.4%
Alberta New Democratic Party 619,147 32.7% Decrease 8.0% 24 Decrease 28 27.6%
Alberta Party 171,996 9.1% Increase 6.8% 0 Decrease 3 0.0%
Alberta Liberal Party 18,546 1.0% Decrease 3.2% 0 Decrease 1 0.0%
Freedom Conservative Party 9,945 0.5% New 0 New 0.0%
Green Party 7,676 0.4% Decrease 0.1% 0 Steady 0.0%
Communist Party – Alberta 302 0.0% Steady 0 Steady 0.0%
Others 27,369 1.4%
Totals 1,894,985 100.0% 0 87 0 100.0%

By region

Region results in % United NDP Alberta Liberal FCP Green others
Calgary 53.2 34.0 9.5 2.0 0.2 0.6 0.5
Central 63.5 23.1 9.8 0.1 1.1 0.4 2.0
Edmonton 34.6 52.6 9.9 1.0 0.1 0.5 1.3
North 69.4 20.3 8.0 0.2 0.4 0.1 1.6
South 64.2 25.1 6.3 0.9 1.0 0.1 2.4
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