Trudeau re-elected, but falls short of majority

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Al-Araby

Canadians returned Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power Monday in hotly contested elections against a rookie conservative leader, but he failed to gain an absolute majority, according to projections by television networks. Trudeau called the snap election last month, hoping to parlay a smooth Covid-19 vaccine rollout — among the best in the world — into a new mandate to steer the nation’s pandemic exit and pass his agenda without opposition support. But after a bumpy five weeks of campaigning, his voice was raspy and he appeared set for a repeat of the close 2019 general election t…

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