In the presidential election, Lynda Evans from the Progressive Alliance beat her former ally in the the days of the CSD, Dan James from the Labour Party in an extraordinary close election. In the Senate, Lab became the largest party with 35 seats gaining 25 seats. All other parties gained 6 or less seats which meant they stayed relatively the same size.
After the election there was some disscussion about ehich government ahould be formed. First the Labour Party tried to form a government with the Democrats and PCP as they all opposed the SWP socialist bill. However Dem rejected this coalition becuse three parties would be part of it. This then led Lab working with PA in forming the James I cabinet.