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Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's election but loses majority Updated: 2019-10-22 17:03:47 KST


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has claimed victory at Canada's 43rd general election.
The liberals are projected to have claimed nearly 160 seats, defeating the main opposition conservatives led by Andrew Scheer.
But unlike four years ago, Trudeau will be the prime minister of a minority government. He will now have to cooperate with other parties when passing legislation.
Trudeau thanked supporters across the country and pledged his party will govern for everyone.
U.S. President Donald Trump quickly responded to the news of Trudeau's victory, and congratulated him for his "wonderful and hard fought" win.
Trump also added that Canada is well served and said he looks forward to working with Trudeau.
Trudeau's campaign was mired in controversy. Despite being endorsed by former U.S. President Barack Obama, the Canadian prime minister faced widespread criticism after photos showing him wearing 'blackface' surfaced, and the integrity of his party was questioned in the wake of a corruption case involving a major Canadian construction company.
The leader of Canada's Conservatives Andrew Scheer showed disappointment over coming close but falling short, and the leader of the New Democratic Party Jagmeet Singh also expressed disappointment, but showed willingness to focus on the future.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May said the election was a success.
Polls opened on Monday in Newfoundland and closed in British Columbia at 7PM on Tuesday, local time.
Kim Jae-hee, Arirang News.
Reporter : jhee@arirang.com
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