Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government – almost identical to the one it replaced – to finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy. Precisely how stable a minority remains to be seen, as results were still trickling in and there were tight contests in dozens of ridings as the clock startedContinue reading “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority”

Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls

Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself behind in polls ahead of a snap election he called hoping his management of the COVID-19 crisis would propel him to victory. Trudeau called the Sept. 20 election last month, two years ahead of schedule. At the time, his Liberals were well ahead and looked likely toContinue reading “Early Canada election call backfires on Trudeau, who now trails in polls”

Pro-EU party in Moldova wins clear majority in election

A pro-reform party seeking closer ties for Moldova with the European Union has won a clear majority in the parliamentary election, electoral commission results show Monday. Sunday’s election was called by President Maia Sandu, who sought to gain a parliament made up of pro-EU reformists in the former Soviet republic. The Party of Action andContinue reading “Pro-EU party in Moldova wins clear majority in election”

Swedish PM Lofven resigns, speaker to look for new leader

Speaker to seek new PM with backing of parliament If efforts fail, snap elections will be called Centre-left govt fell after losing no-confidence vote Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven resigned on Monday, handing the speaker of its split parliament the task of finding a new government to deal with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Lofven hadContinue reading “Swedish PM Lofven resigns, speaker to look for new leader”

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