The Liberal Party of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to remain the largest political party in Canada, but is losing its majority. That is the conclusion reached by the Canadian national broadcaster CBC on the basis of the first results of the parliamentary elections.
Trudeau will have to lead a minority cabinet and become dependent on other parties.
It is not yet clear how many seats he will hand in. A forecast at 4.30 a.m. showed that Trudeau's party won 147 of the necessary 170 seats. The entire parliament in Canada has 304 seats.
Trudeau controversial in election period due to past incidents
The prime minister came under fire in the past few months because of old photos that had surfaced on which the prime minister had a brown face, a so-called 'black face'.
A brown or black painted face is sensitive in the US and Canada and is considered racist. Trudeau apologized, but his progressive image was affected.
In March of 2019, Trudeau's government was in a deep crisis of confidence because of an alleged corruption case. Trudeau is said to have pressured the Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to settle with the international engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin instead of bringing it to a criminal case.
In response, two ministers from his cabinet resigned. The opposition also demanded that Trudeau resign. In April, Trudeau expelled the two resigned ministers from his party.
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