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Trudeau Wins with Minority

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CANADA – JUSTIN Trudeau, is to be the Prime Minister of Canada again but this time with a minority government.

His Liberal Party has retained power in narrow Canadian election win as his party is projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and will find it harder to pass legislation in his second term.

The opposition Conservatives are expected to win the popular vote but have not translated that into seats, the BBC is reporting.

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They are projected to take 121, up from the 95 they held before.

Monday night’s results saw a sharp decline in seats for the country’s left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), but its leader, Jagmeet Singh, could become the kingmaker.

Singh’s party is projected to take 24 seats in the 338-seat parliament.

Quebec’s separatist party, the Bloc Québécois, which competes only in that province is expected to take 32 seats, compared to the ten it won in 2015.

Turnout is currently listed at 66%.

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