The Liberals are down four seats from the 47 they held at dissolution, while the NDP are up six seats and the Greens are up two seats.
As of 9 p.m. the ballrom is almost full now and cheers go up as the television incdicates a lead for Saanich North and the Islands Green Party candidate Adam Olsen draws cheers from the crowd.
A party official said Clark had spoken with Green Leader Andrew Weaver and that the two party heads have a proven track record of working together.
However, the Greens' and New Democrats' stance on electoral reform may be a deal breaker with the Liberals, Harrison said.
A vertigo-inducing election night produced what looks to be a minority government for the Liberals, although that could change.
Even after the final results are announced May 24, tight finishes could trigger judicial recounts.
Of course, the wild card in all of this is the riding of Courtenay-Comox.
Clark hugs her son after speaking to Liberal supporters.
Christy Clark told reporters on Tuesday that she'd met with the lieutenant-governor and been asked to continue on as Wednesday, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had called to congratulate her. Tonight we won the popular vote.
"[Premier Christy Clark] may end up with a majority, depending on recounts, absentee ballots, etc.", he said.
Clark will get the first opportunity to work with Weaver. "We would try to ensure that numerous ideas are there".
"We won the popular vote", Clark said later, smiling wearily as her supporters chanted and applauded.
"We watched a video on all [of the parties'] platforms and learned a little bit, and wrote pros and cons to all of them, so we could all decide which one works best for us personally", explained Sarah Illes, one of Martin's students.
NDP leader John Horgan spoke later in the afternoon.
"British Columbians voted today to get big money out of politics", Horgan said.
Meanwhile, political commentators say that Albertans should be watching the results in B.C., especially with the implications they would have on the future of pipeline projects there.
Weaver heralded the breakthrough of his candidates on Vancouver Island.
"Everything is give and take", Weaver said. "Now is not the time for those discussions, now is the time for Greens across North America to celebrate", he told a cheering crowd. "Now is the time for all Greens across the country to celebrate".
Weaver also said there was one thing he wouldn't compromise on - any party seeking Green support would have to ban corporate and union contributions to political parties.
In the same area in the 2013 provincial election, the Greens, NDP and Liberals came within 379 votes of each other.
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Voters in B.C. elected their first minority government in 65 years on Tuesday, awarding the Liberals 43 seats, the NDP 41 and the Greens three.
Both leaders are in communication with Weaver.
Poll workers had to intervene when a man approached Clark yelling insults.
Asked what stopped the NDP from winning, Horgan said the game was still on.
"We have a lot in common", she said.
New Democrat Leader John Horgan voted during advance polling last week.
But for now, the real power doesn't actually rest in Clark's hands, despite her party falling just one seat shy of a majority. Horgan accused her of being out of touch with average people on issues such as the cost of housing and inadequate education funding.
Weaver's pitch features a disavowal of politics as usual. But that handful of seats, mostly in Metro Vancouver, has changed the landscape of the whole province.
The B.C. Liberals ended up returning almost $60,000 in improperly reported donations, dating back to 2011, and revising their annual financial reports going back to 2005 to correct the sources of another $40,000.
While Clark's promise of a booming liquefied natural gas industry has not materialized over the past four years, Clark was able to point to B.C.'s strong economy as proof of the Liberals' financial savvy.