44th federal election: more than two ridings in limbo

Four days after the 44th federal election which led to the return to power of Justin trudeau at the head of a minority government, the final result was still awaited in two constituencies.

On Friday morning, Richmond Center and Nanaimo-Ladysmith, two ridings in British Columbia, kept the suspense going. In the first, it is a liberal candidate who is in the lead; in the second, a NDP candidate.

In Quebec, the riding of Longueuil-Saint-Hubert was finally assigned to the Bloc Québécois Denis Trudel.

With 336 final results out of 338, the forces involved are divided as follows: 158 Liberals, 119 Conservatives, 33 Bloc, 24 New Democrats and two Greens.

It remains for the New Democrats to know whether this election will have allowed them to add a seat in the Commons. When the House dissolved this summer, there were 24 of them. They hope to become 25.

the Bloc QuebecoisHe only added one seat, compared to the 2019 election. The Liberals in Quebec lost one.

All the same, after these elections, as in 2019, the Liberal Party of Canada won more votes and more seats in Quebec than its Bloc rival.

34 Quebec Liberals will therefore face 33 Bloc members in the House of Commons when work resumes.

The Conservatives have kept the same 10 seats in Quebec. The New Democrats have ensured the return of their only Quebec MP: Alexandre Boulerice.

It remains to be seen whether some defeated candidates will demand a recount.

In Trois-Rivières, the conservative Yves Lévesque, who arrived 93 votes behind the Bloc, was considering his options, according to the latest news.

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