Followers of the Liberal Party of Canada celebrate the election results – REUTERS / STEPHANE MAHE
MADRID, Oct. 22 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has managed to win re-election in the elections held on Monday, according to preliminary results.
The initial recount reveals that the Trudeau Liberal Party has won 156 seats, followed by the Conservative Party with 121, the Quebeques Block with 32 and the New Democratic Party (NDP) with 25, with 79 percent of the votes counted.
This would allow liberals to form a minority government in a country that is divided and whose electoral campaign, which started on September 11 and lasted 40 days, was marked by the scandal around some photographs in which Trudeau appeared disguised with the face painted black during his time as a teacher.
Trudeau (Liberal Party), Andrew Scheer (Conservative Party), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Yves-François Blanchet (Québec Block) and Elizabeth May (Green Party) have managed to keep their seats. However, Maxime Bernier of the Popular Party has lost it.
The Trudeau Liberal Party has suffered the greatest loss of votes in Quebec, but not enough to cost the government to the liberals.
Although the NDP has had fewer votes than expected, the party could exert a significant influence on the next Trudeau government.
For its part, the Québec Block has achieved great support in the province of Quebec, mainly Francophone, the only place where the separatist party disputes the elections.