Liberals sweep to power in Canadian parliamentary elections
Canada : The continuous nine running years of Conservative rule came to and end in Canada as parliamentary election results swayed in favor of the Liberals and rendered them victorious. Canada’s Liberal Party decisively won parliamentary elections and re-entered into the ruling seat after a long siesta. The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, counted leading in 184 districts, which would give them a majority. The result came as a stunning turnaround for a party that had collapsed into third place at the 2011 election.
Conservatives registered a defeat with incumbent Conservative PM Stephen Harper accepting this defeat as the party could register leads only in 99 districts. After the polls were declared closed, Harper congratulated the Liberals, particularly Justin Trudeau for the victory, and said Conservatives would accept the results without hesitation. His party spokesperson confirmed that Harper would resign as leader of the Conservatives.
Liberals, who become the first party ever to move from third place in parliament to a majority in one election, celebrated the lead beginning with an address from its leader. Communicating with his jubilant supporters Trudeau said – Canadians sent a clear message tonight – it’s time for a change. We beat fear with hope, we beat cynicism with hard work. Most of all we defeated the idea that Canadians should be satisfied with less. This is what positive politics can do.
Meanwhile, the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) stood on course to register viictory in 44 seats, less than half the number they held in the outgoing parliament. NDP leader Tom Mulcair expressed his appreciation for the Liberal lead, saying, ‘I congratulated Mr Trudeau on his exceptional achievement.’