With a slim margin in Parliment, Canadians have elected to stay with their current Prime Minister….
Bad press has not derailed Trudeau from a second term…
Canada’s Liberals appear to have won the most seats in Parliament — a result likely to hand Justin Trudeau a second term as prime minister despite a series of scandals that have rocked his government.
With all but two of the 338 seats called as of 3:25 a.m. ET, Trudeau’s Liberal Party had secured 157 seats — a loss of 30 seats — compared to 121 for its main rival, the Conservatives. The regional Bloc Québécois won 32. The New Democrats, who stand to the left of the Liberals and are seen as likely coalition partners for Trudeau, won 24 seats.
Without a majority, the Liberals, who came into the race with a majority of 177 seats, will have to form a minority government, seeking support from one or more smaller rivals to govern.
Despite the loss of an absolute majority, Trudeau’s acceptance speech sounded as though the outcome was a mandate.
“You did it, my friends. Congratulations,” Trudeau told supporters in Montreal early Tuesday….