Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tweeted after winning the Federal Elections 2019. He says, "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."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday but as a weakened minority government. The projections declared the Liberals winners or leading in 157 of the nation's 338 electoral districts, versus 121 for his main rival Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives, after polling stations across six time zones closed.
Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party wins election.
US President Donald Trump congratulates Justin Trudeau. His tweet reads, "Congratulations 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!"Check Trump's tweet here:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
Jagmeet Singh has won in his home riding of Burnaby South, B.C. He beat the Conservative candidate Jay Shin by 905 votes, according to reports.
Elizabeth May wins her riding.
Re-elected Liberal Dominic LeBlanc is thanking voters in his New Brunswick riding from his hospital bed in Montreal, where he’s undergoing cancer treatment.
Liberals are nearing the majority mark, the party has won 157 ridings till now. The Conservative party is in second place and has won 118 ridings. A party needs to win 170 out of 338 federal ridings to claim the majority.
Maxime Bernier has lost to Conservative Richard Lehoux in his riding of Beauce, Quebec.
Liberals are nearing the majority mark, they are leading by winning 152 ridings, the Conservative party have won 118 ridings. A party needs to win 170 out of 338 federal ridings to claim the majority.
Toronto, October 21: Justin Trudeau is set for a second term as the Canada Prime Minister as The Liberal Party won Canada Federal Elections 2019 in a nail-biting fight against the Conservative Party. Voting for the 338 parliamentary seats in Canada concluded on Monday, with the counting of ballots undertaken over the next few hours. Ahead of the polls, the pre-election surveys had predicted a setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, claiming that his Liberal Party may no longer enjoy the single-party majority status. Here are updates on Canada Federal Elections 2019 Results.
The aggregate of all major opinion polls, released ahead of the elections, had predicted Trudeau to fall short of the majority-mark -- which is 170 in the 338-member House of Commons. CBS Poll Tracker, in its report published on October 18, had predicted a 48 percent chance of the Liberal Party winning the elections, followed by a 40 percent chance in favour of the Andrew Scheer-led Conservatives.
A survey released by Ipsos on October 15 had predicted Trudeau's party to secure 30 percent of the vote share, significantly short of its key rival - the Conservatives - who were predicted to bag 32 percent of the votes. Jagmeet Singh Brar's New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Greens were predicted to bag 20 percent and 8 per cent of the voters' support, respectively.
Trudeau, who had risen to power with a resounding mandate in 2015, has recently faced a dip in popularity after he was hit by a string of controversies. The pollsters have also opined that the bar of expectations raised by the Liberal Party four years ago has come back to haunt the Trudeau regime.
In the last parliamentary elections, the Liberal Party had sprang to power winning 180 seats. Trudeau, the son of late former PM Pierre Trudeau, was elected as the Prime Minister for the first time. Even if Justin Trudeau survives a rout, the 47-year-old will have to brace for challenges as may have to form an alliance with left-leaning parties to remain in power.