Former Premier Brian Gallant has resigned as Leader of the Liberal Party but will remain as MLA for Shediac Bay-Dieppe.
However, had Gallant, who proposed proportional representation in his October throne speech before being defeated in the legislature, introduced PR before the election, he would likely still be in office. Gallant's concentration of votes in francophone ridings led to his winning the popular vote by a 6% margin but finishing second in the number of seats won.
A PR distribution of seats based on percentage of votes (Liberals 37.80%, PCs 31.89%, People's Alliance 12.58%, Greens 11.88%, NDP 5.01%) would have given the following seat distribution (Liberals 19, PCs 16, People's Alliance 6, Greens 6, NDP 2) and the chance for the Liberals and Gallant to form a government with coalition or informal support from the Greens and NDP that would total 27 out of 49 seats. Centre-left groupings would often similarily rule in many provinces and federally under PR.