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Greens and NDP will work together but Premier Clark won’t step down until confidence vote

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark will not be walking away from her role after failing to win a majority government in the provincial election.

While the provincial Greens and New Democrats have announced they’ve reached a deal to govern as a co-operative, Clark says a change in government should not happen behind closed doors.

Clark says a confidence vote must be held before the Liberals concede power, and that the Lieutenant-Governor will decide whether to give the NDP and Greens a chance at governing if the Liberals lose that vote.

Earlier this afternoon, NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver revealed the details of their agreement that would see the two parties form a minority government.

Horgan says the historic agreement will bring stability to the legislature and will allow his party to deliver on its election campaign promises — including creating an economy that works for all British Columbians.

While Weaver says the Greens chose to work with the NDP due to a common outlook.

Their plans include a referendum on proportional representation and fighting the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The two parties have also agreed to ban corporate and union donations to political parties, as well as contributions from non-residents of B.C.

(With files from The Canadian Press)

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