/ 22 September 2021

Back where they started

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has been returned following Monday’s election – but he didn’t win enough seats to form a majority. Given he called the significantly early poll to shake off minority government, the whole exercise has been seen as a misfire from Team Trudeau. Even an endorsement from former US President Barack Obama didn’t move the dial much… Canada’s House of Commons has 338 seats, and at least 170 are required to form a majority. This time around, it’s likely the Liberal Party have claimed 156, and the Conservatives look like landing back on 122 – the same as last time. Now, political buffs say Trudeau is back to “square one” and will again rely on the support of others to pass legislation and pursue his political agenda.

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