More than that, it's possible the party could hold the balance of power in the party with the NDP or the BC Liberals needing Green MLAs to get a majority in any given vote.
Attorney General Suzanne Anton lost her Vancouver riding in one of the first upsets of the night for the Liberals as election results were still rolling in.
Looking at seats the NDP picked up where the Green vote - if it went entirely Liberal - could have turned the race, the NDP gained in all but two, Burnaby North and Courtenay-Comox.
Horgan said he also looks forward to a final result by May 22, with thousands of votes still to be counted.
"It's now clearly marked out in the legislature and the challenge will be for whoever forms the next government to bridge that gap". "British Columbians voted today for proportional representation". But the mood became more tense as the evening progressed, and faces became more serious as the NDP began to catch up.
One common ground he cited is electoral reform.
John Horgan's NDP was in the lead for much of the night. They voted for change. In a breakthrough for Andrew Weaver's Greens, the party won three seats, all on Vancouver Island.
With Green Candidates claiming larger vote counts than expected in a number of ridings across the province, Olsen added, "I think it' going to be a wake up call for the other two parties".
John Horgan spoke to the press later in the day, emphasizing that 60 per cent of British Columbians had "voted for a new government", leaving the door open to some form of NDP-Green coalition. We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about.
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"The prospects of a four-year term aren't that great".
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In his turn Weaver said the results were "a make, not a break" for the BC Greens, but it is premature to talk about what will happen in the future. The NDP also do not support the pipeline project. All would be at risk in a minority government.
For example, the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion has been strongly supported by the Liberals but widely opposed by the NDP. "He may have the effect of delegitimating his own party and the NDP by putting them in power". "They will be taking over the reigns of a divided province". But those projects have already been approved, they've already gone through court cases.
"Constitutionally, the federal government might have the upper hand. but the BC government could force significant delays", he said.
"There are people out there who feel that smear and slur are the ways to win elections", Mr. Weaver said after voting in his Victoria-area riding Tuesday. But nonetheless, signals of uncertainty and unpredictability scare away investors. "None of the leaders wants to be the one who causes an election". "If we're seen as reliable or unpredictable, that is not healthy for the economy".
"But to do that, he has to back the loser", said Johnston.