Justin Trudeau, the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has come to power for the third time in Canada’s 44th general election. In a statement on the news of the election victory, Justin Trudeau called it a “clear mandate”, according to a report in The Guardian.
In one tweet, Trudeau said, “Thanks, Canada.” To vote. To keep your confidence in the Liberal Party. To choose a bright future. We are going to end the fight against Covid-19. And we are moving Canada forward.
According to The Guardian, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is leading with 156 seats. In order to form a government alone, any party has to win at least 170 seats. Opposition leader Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party is 121 ahead.
In Canada, 2,010 candidates are vying for 338 seats in the House of Commons. Of these, 1,919 are party registered candidates and 91 are independent candidates.
In 2015, Justin Trudeau, the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, won by a landslide. It is true that he won again in 2019 after four years, but the number of seats decreased a lot at that time. Some images of the University Party surfaced in 2001, tarnishing his image as a modern, anti-apartheid leader.