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Snap elections in Canada: Justin Trudeau wins third term, but fails to get majority

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Ottawa: The Liberals have won the snap elections in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defeated his Conservative opponent Erin O’Toole.

Thus, Justin Trudeau will continue to be the Prime Minister, but still with a minority government, instead of a majority that he had hoped the snap elections would give him.

Trudeau had called the snap elections in August, hoping to get a majority in the parliament.  Unfortunately, little changed from the previous election.

With the election results trickling in, and Justin Trudeau failing to make any gains, rivals and critics were quick to call the snap elections a vanity project, ridiculing him for wasting $600 million on the campaign.

Till last reports, the Liberals had 155 seats, less than 170 seats required for majority. The Conservatives had 119.

Several people questioned the holding of elections during the pandemic.

Conservative leader O’toole said, “Five weeks ago, Mr Trudeau asked for a majority. Tonight, Canadians did not give Mr Trudeau the majority mandate he wanted. In fact, Canadians sent him back with another minority at the cost of $600m dollars.”

 

 

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