Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Canada votes in 2019 Elections with Liberals winning Minority Government under Trudeau but Conservatives win National Popular Vote

According to Angus Reid, the Liberals have won the most seats in Parliament, but the Conservatives win national popular vote on October 22, 2019.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party were shown to have won on Monday night, having held onto enough seats in the House of Commons to claim a mandate in seeking to form a minority government. It was particularly the province of Ontario where Liberal path to minority victory ran. The Conservative Party of Canada under Andrew Scheer increased its seat count with at least an extra twenty seats and – critically – won the popular vote. It was disappointing night for the NDP – who won only 24 seats.  The Liberal Party was supported by 33 per cent of Canadians. The Angus Reid Institute notes that just over one-third (35 per cent) supported the Conservatives.

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