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The 1959 Prince Edward Island general election was held in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on September 1, 1959.The governing Liberals of Premier Alex W. Matheson were defeated by the Progressive Conservatives led by Walter R. Shaw, who gained a massive number of districts across the Island to earn a majority government, despite a close result in the popular vote.The defeat of the Matheson-led Liberals marked the end of the longest serving government in Island history.

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  • The 1959 Prince Edward Island general election was held in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on September 1, 1959.The governing Liberals of Premier Alex W. Matheson were defeated by the Progressive Conservatives led by Walter R. Shaw, who gained a massive number of districts across the Island to earn a majority government, despite a close result in the popular vote.The defeat of the Matheson-led Liberals marked the end of the longest serving government in Island history.
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  • The 1959 Prince Edward Island general election was held in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on September 1, 1959.The governing Liberals of Premier Alex W. Matheson were defeated by the Progressive Conservatives led by Walter R. Shaw, who gained a massive number of districts across the Island to earn a majority government, despite a close result in the popular vote.The defeat of the Matheson-led Liberals marked the end of the longest serving government in Island history. The Liberals had governed for 24 straight years since their initial victory in the 1935 general election, a feat that would not be rivaled by any other provincial government on the Island.
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  • Prince Edward Island general election, 1959
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