Canada elections 2019: PM Justin Trudeau retains second term in narrow victory

Justin Trudeau, Canada Federal Elections

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the second term in Canada’s federal elections on Monday. However, due to his narrow victory, he will lead a minority government which will depend on other parties to govern. Out of 304 electoral districts, the Liberals won 157 seats as against 177 last year. Trudeau needed 170 seats to form a second majority government.

Taking to Twitter, he said, “Thank you, Canada for putting your trust in our team and for having faith in us to move this country in the right direction. Regardless of how you cast your vote, our team will work hard for all Canadians.”

Comparing vote share of 2015 vs 2019:

The opposition Conservative Party of Canada got 121 seats, up from 95 in 2015. Bloc Québécois won 32 seats as against 10 in 2015. New Democrats and Green Party got 24 and 3 seats respectively.

Meanwhile, United States president Donald Trump congratulated Trudeau. He said, “Congratulations to @JustinTrudeau on a wonderful and hard fought victory. Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!”

-PTC News