49-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to return to power although with a minority government
Trudeau had called for snap polls in August in the hope for a majority government mandate and to sail through his plans of reviving the country from the pandemic
The 2021 polls saw a repeat of the 2019 mandate according to several TV channels, Liberals are set to win 156 seats and conservatives 123 seats
A party needs to win at least 170 out of 338 seats to form a majority government
Liberals won a vote share which was less than the conservatives, yet they will hold on to power
The PM said the voters had given his government “clear direction” and that it was “ready” to deliver on a number of issues, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, climate change, and Indigenous reconciliation.
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