Oct 23, 2019

Justin Trudeau Wins Second Term As Prime Minister But As a Minority Government

Justin Trudeau has won a second term as Canada’s prime minister – but has lost his majority in parliament. His Liberal party had 157 seats in parliament – 13 short of the 170 needed for to be a majority.

This also means that Trudeau's party has lost 27 seats, considering the 184 seats in won in the 2015 election.  His popularity drops during the election campaign after photos of him in brownface and blackface during his years as a teacher emerged.

The Canadian vote came down to what was essentially a choice between Liberals’ Trudeau and the Conservatives’ Andrew Scheer.  Scheer’s party had secured an extra 26 seats, making it total in 121 seats in parliament.  Conservatives make real good progress but not strong enough to defeat Liberals.

Being a minority winner, Trudeau would have to rely on another small party in parliament, possible the left-wing New Democrats, to form government and pass future legislation.

Trudeau received an endorsement from former US president Barack Obama during the campaign.  After being updated with the results, on Twitter, Donald Trump congratulated Trudeau for his “wonderful and hard fought victory”, and wrote “I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries,”.

By #GSCorp

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