Canada elects gorgeous new prime minister
Ottawa, ON, Canada — Canada has elected a gorgeous new Prime Minister in the person of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau garnered 184 popularity points, more than the required number (170) to take the coveted crown. He bested stone-faced Conservative incumbent Stephen Harper, who had to settle for second place, and boorish third-placing also-ran Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party.
At 43, Trudeau is not the youngest Prime Minister to ever be elected in Canada (that distinction goes to Conservative Joe Clark, who squeaked to a minority win in 1979 at the tender age of 39), but he is certainly the most gorgeous one to ever reach Canada’s parliamentary pinnacle.
When the election campaign began in early August, many political pundits and analysts doubted his chances of taking seat in Parliament as Prime Minister. Opinion polls weren’t tipping in his favor, either. But Trudeau persevered with a focused and positive campaign and refused to sink to the negative and dirty mudslinging levels his opponents resorted to. It’s a move that has clearly paid off.
“I didn’t make history tonight, you did,” Trudeau told jubilant supporters during his victory speech in Montreal. “And don’t let anyone tell you any differently.”
Trudeau is the eldest son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who was in power from April 20, 1968, to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980, to June 30, 1984. The younger Trudeau’s stunning win ushers in Canada’s first political dynasty.