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Since its creation in 1905, Alberta has elected multi-term dynasties: the Liberals (1905-1921), the United Farmers of Alberta (1921-1935), the Social Credit (1935-1971) and the Progressive Conservatives from 1971 to 2015.

Kenney has derisively called it "the Trudeau-Notley alliance" -a partnership he says has turned Alberta into a doormat for Trudeau and other oil industry foes in return for no more than a faint and as yet unrealized promise of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the west coast.

Notley's New Democrats have been swept from power in the Alberta election by Jason Kenney and the United Conservatives.

Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel was the only leader in the survey that had a higher favorability rating than unfavourability - 32.1% to 27.3% - though keep in mind that 12.1% of respondents stated that they were "not familiar" with him and 28.5% stated that they were "not sure".

Phillips also beat Zac Rhodenizer of the Alberta Party, the Liberals' Pat Chizek and Ben Maddison of the Alberta Independence Party. Deol, a first-time member of the Legislature, is an insurance broker who has lived in the riding for 26 years.

Phillips was first elected in 2015 and served as minister of environment and parks in Rachel Notley's government. The victor - and by a country mile - of this battle was the United Conservative Party's Todd Loewen, and the loser was NDP Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd.

The NDP's former culture minister, Ricardo Miranda in Calgary-Cross, as well as Danielle Larivee, the former children's services minister, in Lesser Slave Lake, both lost to UCP candidates.

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With a change in Alberta legislature potentially imminent, many are asking what a Kenney-led government could mean for the province and, in particular, its crucial energy industry.

He was named minister of health in the Progressive Conservative government of Jim Prentice in September 2014 despite not holding a seat. In February 2018 he was expelled from the UPC by leader Jason Kenney, joining the Freedom Conservative Party and becoming its leader later that year.

Notley's NDP held on to its traditional base in Edmonton, which it swept in 2015, but was losing in numerous surrounding municipalities, rural ridings and Calgary constituencies it captured four years ago.

The UCP holds early leads in many Calgary seats.

Calgary is seen by many as the key battleground in the election.

Created in 2017 through a merger of the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties, early results project the UCP to win a majority of seats in Tuesday's provincial election.

The four-week campaign focused on personal attacks and on Alberta's fragile economy, which has been struggling with sluggish oil prices.

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