Liberals projected to win federal election

It appears Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will remain in power.

The Liberal Party is projected to win the federal election, but it still remains to be seen if the party will achieve a majority. As of 10:30 p.m. on Monday, the Liberals have won, are leading, or are projected to win 143 seats.

The Liberals needed at least 170 federal ridings to form a majority government. The Liberals held 155 seats at the dissolution of the previous government last month.

Elections Canada has issued more than 1.2 million special ballot kits to voters living in Canada who plan to vote by mail or at an Elections Canada office. The agency has stated that it will not begin counting the mail-in ballots until Tuesday, which could delay the official results of the election.

Trudeau triggered the election on August 15 leading to a 36-day campaign, which is the shortest possible election period under federal law.

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