Justin Trudeau’s Liberal wins general election amid losing majority

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Election results show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will serve once again. Although the result shows Trudeau’s allies will be the minority government, according to reports.

The victory assures Trudeau’s second term as Prime Minister.

Trudeau shared his thoughts to the people in Montreal, “From coast to coast to coast, tonight Canadians rejected division and negativity. They rejected cuts and austerity. They voted in favor of a progressive agenda and strong action on climate change,” he said. “We will make life more affordable, we will continue to fight climate change, we will get guns off our streets,” he added.

The Liberal leader, Trudeau, and Andrew Scheer, a Conservative leader were the top contenders in Monday’s election. At least 300 parliamentary seats were open.

The Liberal Party are expected to take 157 seats, only 13 short to have a majority, and likely to have a difficult time passing Liberal’s legislation.

On the other hand, the opposition Conservatives are expected to win 121 seats from the 95 seat they had won before.

Lastly, voters’ top issues were health care, climate crisis, and the cost of living in the country.