Canadians Elect New Prime Minister For First Time in Ten Years

credit: morguefile

credit: morguefile

After holding their general election, Canadians have voted in a new prime minister after ten years. Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party victory in the election, prevented Prime Minister Stephen Harper from having a fourth consecutive term as prime minister.

Along with Trudeau, 184 other liberal candidates secured seats giving them the majority in their government. Only 170 seats are needed to fill the majority.

Harper in concession to his defeat will resign his position as leader of Conservative Party, a position he has held since February 2006, but will still remain as a lawmaker in parliament.

Trudeau spoke to his supporters and media after his victory and told them that his party won because they listened to what the people of Canada needed and wanted.

When speaking to the crowd he also said,” We beat fear with hope, we beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together.”

Justin Trudeau is the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

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