06/02/2015 12:22 EDT | Updated 06/02/2016 05:59 EDT

Alberta NDP Win By Just 6 Votes In Calgary Glenmore

Anam Kazim
EDMONTON - A judicial recount has confirmed that NDP candidate Anam Kazim is the winner in Calgary Glenmore in the recent Alberta election.

Elections Alberta says the recount by Alberta Court of Queen's Bench confirmed that Kazim defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Linda Johnson by six votes.

The recount added three votes to each candidate's total, giving Kazim a narrow win of 7,018 votes to 7,012 for Johnson.

Johnson has two days to decide whether she wants the recount to be reviewed by the Alberta Court of Appeal.

If not, Kazim will be sworn in as the 53rd member of the NDP caucus.

If Johnson appeals and wins, she would boost the Tory total in the legislature to 10.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Kazim had 7,108 votes.


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