Canada votes as Trudeau seeks to retain power

  • Tuesday 22, October 2019 06:10 AM
  • Canada votes as Trudeau seeks to retain power
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Canadians began voting on Monday (October 21) to determine whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who swept into office four years ago as a charismatic figure promising "sunny ways," will remain in power after two major scandals.
Polls opened in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland, with voting set to end in the Pacific Coast province of British Columbia at 7 p.m. (0200 GMT on Tuesday).

Trudeau, 47, the Liberal Party leader, was endorsed by former Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama in the final stretch of the campaign and is viewed as one of the last remaining progressive leaders among the world's major democracies