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BC NDP wins Coquitlam-Maillardville after judicial recount

Three weeks after B.C.'s provincial election, a victor has officially been declared in the Metro Vancouver riding of Coquitlam-Maillardville.

A judicial recount conducted Tuesday confirms New Democrat Selina Robinson has squeaked by Liberal Steve Kim to take the seat.

Robinson says Kim called her on Tuesday evening to concede the riding.

Kim was declared the winner as election night wrapped up on May 14, but a final count last week, including absentee and mail-in ballots, pushed Robinson ahead by 35 votes.

The narrow margin triggered a mandatory judicial recount, confirming Robinson's victory, and Elections BC expects to release the official figures today.

Of the 85 seats in the B.C. legislature, the Liberals hold 49, the NDP have 34, and the Green party and an Independent candidate occupy the remaining two seats.

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