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Ontario: Government

There are 103 seats in Ontario's parliament (one for each riding), with riding boundaries following the same boundaries as those in the federal (Canadian) parliament. After a general election, the Lieutenant Governor asks the leader of the party with the most elected members to become Premier and form a government. At least once every five years, Ontario holds a general election. During an election campaign, all parties normally run candidates in each of the province's 103 constituencies. The candidate getting the most votes becomes the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) and represents the riding's residents in the Provincial Legislature. Federally Ontario has 102 seats in the Canadian Parliament.


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