Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won re-election on Monday as his main rival Conservative Erin O’Toole conceded defeat.
The Liberals were leading in 158 ridings, the Conservatives in 119, the Quebec-based Bloc Québécois in 34 and the leftist New Democratic Party in 25
Mr Trudeau thanked Canadians and pledged to work with other parties for the good of all Canadians.
“You are sending us back to work with a clear mandate to get Canada through this pandemic and to the brighter days ahead,” Mr Trudeau said to a small crowd gathered in a hotel ballroom.
“What we’ve seen tonight is that millions of Canadians have chosen a progressive plan.”