Justin Trudeau secures a nail-biter of victory in Canada’s federal election leading him to form a minority government that will be forced to depend on other parties to govern.
The results gradually got the Liberals 156 seats out of 304 electoral districts, 14 short of the 170 needed for a
Trudeau to form second majority government.
In the 338-seat House of Commons a minority government would weaken Justin Trudeau position leaving him to seek support of the left-leaning opposition parties to progress through important pieces of legislation.
These polls across the country witnessed a neck-and-neck race between Liberal’s Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.
Justin Trudeau’s charming and charismatic personality and progressive promises has battled him out to victory further tilting Canada’s political landscape towards the left in the process.
Some believe that probably Barack Obama’s praising endorsement for Trudeau’s in the final stretch of his campaign, has swayed away the true outcome of the votes.
Apparently Trudeau’s campaign had clouded with a blackface scandal and was dogged by criticism of his handling of a corruption case involving a major Canadian construction company. Trudeau, the son of the late Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has also had to overcome a sense of fatigue with his government.
While Trudeau, accompanied by his family, voted in Montreal on Monday, Scheer voted in his Saskatchewan electoral district.