Finally the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has won the 2019 Canadian federal election, reported by a projection from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC).
However, Liberal Party has lost seats in parliament, organizing only a multiple of seats more willingly than an absolute majority, although they can make it to hand control of government.
The campaign has come out an especially bitter in Canada as Trudeau’s administration had been rocked by two serious scandals as one of those indicates photos of the prime minister in blackface and brownface, but the other one carries political interference with a federal prosecution.
Prime Minister of Canada has been carrying negative campaign by targeting the leader of the opposition Conservative party, Andrew Scheer, as inappropriately conservative on economic and social issues to fright the normally progressive Canada’s voters into sticking with them.
Whatever it is, even Liberal power in Parliament has been weakened as well as despite of it the under attack prime minister has named victory in 2019 Canadian election. It seems to be that Canadian system works as Canada’s policy in fact could wind up being thrust to the left.
Nonetheless, the Canadian election results demonstrate Trudeau lost, but not beat, Canadian elections, appears to be same as American elections, are a first-past-the-post system, in simple terminology, country goes in two different legislative districts that what is called ridings, and either candidate collects the majority vote in a riding wins.
Actually Canada owns a parliamentary system which means Canadians don’t have right to elect their prime minister directly but the decision has to make the control of the executive which party can lead the most support in parliament.
The battle to win lead in the ridings is classically between the two leading center-left and center-right parties or the Conservatives and the Liberals.
We have also seen some smaller parties that also have join the taken part on national level like the Quebec-specific Bloc Québécois (BQ), the left-wing New Democratic Party (NDP), the environment-focused Greens, and the far-right populist People’s Party of Canada (PPC).
On the other side, the system follows the division of votes between the different parties in reality matters. How does the riding end?
So a riding holding a progressive majority of voters could finish up electing a Conservative to parliament if progressive voters come apart their votes.