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The Liberal Party of Canada, led by Justin Trudeau, was declared the winner of the federal election, according to the initial results of Monday’s vote, after a tough election contest.
With 91% of the vote counted, the current Canadian prime minister told supporters gathered outside a hotel in Montreal that voters had chosen “a progressive plan” and were ready to form a government.
Shortly before, the leader of the Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole, Recognized Their failure.
But Trudeau’s party did not get an absolute majority Waiting in the House of Commons from Congress.
Number With 158 delegates and 31.8% of the vote, Which will force him to form a minority government.
More than a million Canadians voted by mail, and those votes will not be counted until Tuesday.
In this way, the Panorama is similar to the previous federal elections in which the Liberals won with 157 delegates and lThe Conservative Party became the main opposition With 121 seats.
Trudeau called an early election in August – two years ahead of schedule – when Canada enters its fourth wave of epidemics, With the aim of getting his party an absolute majority in parliament.
O’Toole, Trudeau’s rival in the election, made it clear that he wanted to remain so Leader of the Opposition.
The leader of the Conservative Party, which led them for the first time in a general election, lists the CP as the center of the political scene.
Trudeau was looking forward to a “quick acquisition,” he said Monday night.
“But Canadians They did not give Trudeau the majority he wanted. “.
O’Toole sought to reconsider his electoral defeat as a victory: when he and his party called for quick elections for Trudeau, he refused the desired majority..
Since the last federal election in 2019, Trudeau has had to win the support of the opposition to advance his agenda.
Now, if you can’t get the required seats, At least 170 to form an absolute majority, The prime minister is expected to address questions about the value of the call for immediate elections.
The Liberal leader must renegotiate with other parties, mainly the NPD and the BQ, to implement his legislative efforts.
Trudeau thanked Canadians on Monday for voting to “lift Canada out of the plague and raise it to brighter days.”
He also mentioned key topics for his party’s platform: Climate action, accessible housing and child care, And promised to continue implementing them.
They have given clear guidance to this government and this Parliament.
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