The outgoing Canadian Prime Minister is leaving for a second term. His formation, the liberal party won a relative majority in parliament at the end of the legislative elections on Monday, 21 October.
The elections, which were announced as being very tense between the two major political parties, delivered their verdict. According to preliminary results in the international press, the Liberals lead with 156 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons. Their rival, Andrew Scheer’s Conservative party, managed to get 122 seats, followed by the 32-seat Bloc Québécois, and the New Democratic Party (NDP) closed the podium with 24 seats. Even if Justin Trudeau’s party does not have an absolute majority, it will be mandated to form a new government.
After four years of conducting business, Trudeau’s balance sheet remains controversial. But the Ottawa native says he is ready to pursue his progressive plan for the well-being of Canadians. “Thank you, Canada, for trusting our team and believing that we can move this country in the right direction. No matter who you voted for, our team will work hard for all Canadians,” said the Prime Minister on tweeter. From the Oval Office, Donald Trump greeted a “magnificent and hard-won victory”.