Hard-fought victory: Trump congratulates Justin Trudeau for his win

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) congratulated Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his "wonderful and hard fought victory" in the election.

"Congratulations to @JustinTrudeau on a wonderful and hard fought victory. Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!" Trump tweeted.

Congratulations to @JustinTrudeau on a wonderful and hard fought victory. Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019

Trump's congratulatory tweet came after CBC and CTV news projected that Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party would to return to power, but as a minority government -- which would be a partnership with one or more other parties.

The Liberals were leading or elected in 146 out of 304 electoral districts that had reported results by about 10:30 pm.

The Canadian Parliament has 338 seats and the party that wins the majority of those seats - 170 or more - forms a majority government. But the polls predict no party will win a majority this election. In that scenario, the parties must team up to form a government.

 

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