A Populist Wave Elects Doug Ford as Premier

Ford Rides Populist Wave

TORONTO - Doug Ford is Ontario's premier-elect after a populist wave carried him and the Progressive Conservatives to power last night. They won the Ontario election with 76 seats by dialling in to voters' economic anxiety and anger with a scandal-plagued Liberal government.

The NDP under Andrea Horwath will form the Official Opposition with 40 seats.

The Liberals lost official party status by capturing just seven seats and their leader, Kathleen Wynne, won her Toronto riding but resigned as party leader.

The Canadian Press

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