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Canada: Conservative Party Leader Calls on Trudeau to Resign If He Doesn't Win Most Seats in Election

1 MIN READOct 18, 2019 | 17:32 GMT

What Happened: Canada's Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign if he doesn't win a plurality of votes in Oct. 21 elections, CBC reported Oct. 17.

Why It Matters: If no party manages to secure a majority in upcoming elections, it could result in heightened uncertainty as coalition governments are a rare occurrence in Canada's political system and prompt the formation of a minority government.

Background: Recent polls suggested the Conservative Party has a narrow advantage over the Liberal Party, but the rise of the New Democrat Party raises the likelihood that no party will be able to secure a ruling majority on Oct. 21.

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