Canadians vote for new parliament | TIME ONLINE

In Canada, the lower house elections take place. Recent polls look on the liberals of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Conservative Party on par.


Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voting
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The Canadians choose a new parliament. The latest polls see liberals and conservatives with about 30 to 34 percent in about the same amount. First election results are expected on Tuesday morning (CEST).

The liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau The Canadian government has been leading by an absolute majority since 2015. He has legalized marijuana and has taken in more than 25,000 Syrian refugees. However, he could not keep some of his election promises, such as electoral reform or a balanced budget until 2019. He is also accused of racism and corruption.

Canadian MPs are elected by direct majority vote. Of particular importance are traditionally the densely populated areas around the city of Toronto. Around 27 million citizens are called to vote

Election in Canada – It could be scarce
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes for a second term in the parliamentary elections, despite charges of racism. He could be dependent on the Social Democrats for that.
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