In Canada’s early elections, the top candidates cast their votes on Monday. “You just voted – and so should you,” current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter and posted a photo of him with his three children at the ballot box. A few hours ago, conservative rival Erin O’Toole posted a photo on Twitter showing him voting with his wife.
More than 25 million Canadians were asked to cast their ballots on Monday. There has been a close race emerging across the country. Recent opinion polls have seen the liberals advance. However, an absolute majority would be difficult to achieve, and a majority for the Conservatives also seemed unlikely.
The first results are expected on Tuesday evening (Central European Summer Time). With more mail-order voters than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, the time for meaningful results may be delayed. Trudeau has ruled the world’s second-largest country by area with nearly 38 million people since 2015 – and for two years he has led only a minority government. The 49-year-old had called an early vote a few weeks ago in hopes of securing an absolute majority, even though his minority government was stable.
Accessed 09/21/2021 02:41AM at https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/spitzenkandidaten-ents-bei-neuwahl-in-kanada-stimmen-ab-109710982
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