Canadian Jagmeet Singh led New
Democratic Party (NDP), which won 24 seats in the general election, is
likely to emerge as the "kingmaker" where prime minister Justin
Trudeau’s Liberal party held onto power in a nail-biting poll, albeit as a
weakened minority government.
In the just-concluded Canadian general election, the results of which were declared on tuesday, the Liberal party bagged 157 seats, the opposition Conservative 121, Bloc Quebecois 32, NDP 24, Green party 3 and one Independent. Trudeau would now require at least 13 legislators from his left-leaning rival parties to reach the 'magic number' of 170 to form a Liberal Party-led minority government in the 338-seat House of Commons.
"The New Democratic party is poised to play kingmaker in a minority parliament after Jagmeet Singh spearheaded a turnaround on the federal campaign trail that may have saved his leadership and pulled his party from the brink of irrelevance," the Toronto Star newspaper reported