Canadian voters have unseated right-wing Prime Minister Stephen Harper after nearly a decade in office. In a surprise result following the closest election campaign in recent history, the centrist Liberals jumped from third place to a parliamentary majority. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau becomes Canada’s next prime minister.
Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau: “Canadians have spoken. You want a government with a vision and with an agenda for this country that is positive and ambitious and hopeful. Well, my friends, I promise you tonight that I will lead that government. I will make that vision a reality. I will be that prime minister.”
The son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau will be Canada’s second-youngest prime minister. We’ll go to Canada for more after headlines.