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Number of seats won by major parties at each election

Conservative Liberal Social Credit NDP
United Farmers Other Independent

This article provides a summary of results for the general elections to the Canadian province of Alberta's unicameral legislative body, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The number of seats has increased over time, from 25 for the first election in 1905, to the current 83. Elections are required to happen no later than five years after the first sitting of a new legislature.[1]

To date, no political party has returned to power in Alberta after being removed in a previous election. The province has been ruled by four "dynasties": the Liberal Party (1905–1921); the United Farmers of Alberta (1921–1935), the Social Credit Party (1935–1971), and the Progressive Conservative Party (1971 to present). No minority government has ever been elected. Thus, Alberta can be said to have continuously had a dominant-party system for its entire political history, though the dominant party has changed over time.

The chart on the right shows the information graphically, with the most recent elections on the right. It shows the successive dynasties of the Liberals (red), United Farmers (yellow), Social Credit (green) and Conservatives (blue).

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Summary

The table below shows the total number of seats won by the minor political parties at each election. The winning party's total is shown in bold. Full details on any election are linked via the year of the election at the start of the row.

Year Progressive Conservatives[A] Liberal NDP[B] Social Credit United Farmers Independent Other Parties
2008 72 9 2
2004 62 16 4 1 Alberta Alliance
2001 74 7 2
1997 63 18 2
1993 51 32
1989 59 8 16
1986 61 4 16 2 Representative
1982 75 2 2
1979 74 1 4
1975 69 1 4
1971 49 1 25
1967 6 3 55 1
1963 2 60 1 Coalition
1959 1 1 61 2 Coalition, Independent
Social Credit
1955 3 15 2 37 1 3 Coalition, Independent Social
Credit, Liberal Conservative
1952 2 4 2 52 1 Independent Social Credit
1948 2 2 51 1 1 Independent Social Credit
1944 2 51 3 4 Veterans' and Active Force (1)
Army, Navy, and Air Force (3)
1940 1 36 19 1 Labour
1935 2 5 56
1930 6 11 39 4 Labour
1926 4 7 43 6 Labour (5), Independent Labor (1)
1921 15 38 4 4 Labour
1917 19 34 2 3 Labor (1)
Soldiers' and nurses (2)
1913 17 39
1909 2 36 1 2 Independent Liberal, Socialist
1905 3 22

Notes

A  Known as the Conservative Party prior to 1959
B  Known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation prior to 1963.

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