The Progressive Conservative Leader, took to the stage at the Tory headquarters to chants of Brian.
Pallister was all smiles, sharing hugs before he addressed the party faithful.
“What a great night”
The former teacher grinning widely, remarked.
“The only thing better than tonight in Manitoba is tomorrow”
“All Manitobans are going to walk into a beautiful spring morning and the sky is going to be blue”
To rising cheers from the crowd, he exclaimed.
“Manitoba is not a have not province, it’s a have province, just waiting to happen”
He then thanked all those who ran and the NDP Leader Greg Selinger.
“I have great respect for Mr. Selinger and respect with the way he dealt with the situation to the best of his abilities”
“An unprecedented rebellion within his caucus, that caused no doubt, a tremendous amount of hurt to himself, his family and friends and I think we owe him a sincere round of applause”
Pallister cruised to victory in Fort Whyte.
Tory winner in Morris, Shannon Martin put it simply.
The Tories captured over 50 per cent of the popular vote, winning a historic majority.
Saying it’s his responsibility to shoulder the blame of the NDP’s massive defeat, Greg Selinger offered his resignation to the party president.
He thanked his constituents and supporters for their hard work.
Selinger took time to list what he and the NDP accomplished while in power for 16 years.
Adding the team will continue in its new role as the official opposition in Manitoba.
Selinger won his seat in St. Boniface.
The 65-year-old has held the riding since 1999.
One of the rebel five, Andrew Swan retained his seat for the NDP in Minto and Kevin Chief is returning to the legislature after winning the Point Douglas constituency.
James Allum also won his seat in Fort Garry-Riverview defeating the Green party leader James Beddome.
The NDP’s Nahanni Fontaine devastated by the night’s results, said, “I am in shock”.
She won the St Johns Electoral Division in a close race with the PC’s Barbara Judt.
Liberal Leader loses
Political rookie, Rana Bokhari finished third in Fort Rouge.
The riding will stay orange, after NDP Wab Kinew was elected. Progressive Conservatives’ Audrey Gordon came in second.
Bokhari didn’t give a concession speech and spoke to media briefly after her defeat.
She says there is nothing she would change if she could go back.
“I think my candidates did everything they could and I think that when Manitobans look at the kind of people we brought together, the kind of volunteers, this party hasn’t seen that in decades. It’s just been fantastic.”
As for if she will stay on as leader of the Liberal Party, Bokhari told reporters it is not a conversation to be had tonight.
Cindy Lamoureux is elected in Burrows, while Jon Gerrard captures the seat in River Heights for the Liberal party.
NDP Leader Greg Selinger
PC Leader Brian Pallister
Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari
Green Party Leader James Beddome