Monday, May 18, 2015

Transition

Teddy here with a quick post. I had been under the impression that transitions - IE the period of time between an election and when a new government takes office - took between 10 and 14 days.

It's recently been brought to my attention this is not the case. As such I decided to do a bit of research on how long each transition in recent history has taken.

For it to be counted as a transition, a new party needs to win from an old one.

Here are the results:
DISCLAIMER: counting days is always difficult as the question of which days to count comes up; thus my numbers may all be off by 1, or 2.

2000 - YK - 48 days
1993 - CA - 40 days
1999 - MB - 29 days
2002 - YK - 26 days
2001 - BC - 21 days
2003 - ON - 21 days
2014 - QC - 17 days
2010 - NB - 17 days
2014 - NB - 16 days
2006 - NB - 16 days <- median of test cases
2003 - NL - 16 days
2012 - QC - 15 days
2003 - QC - 15 days
2007 - PE - 14 days
2007 - SK - 14 days
2006 - CA - 14 days
2013 - NS - 14 days
1971 - AB - 11 days
2009 - NS - 10 days


Average of 21 days.

1 comment:

  1. My original test cases, for the record, were PEI, and Saskatchewan in 2007, as well as Nova Scotia in 2009. This study uses a larger sample size.

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