Trudeau is new Canada PM
October 20, 2015 5:03 am
Canadian voters have elected Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister, dramatically ending the nine-year government of Stephen Harper.
ABC reports, as soon as results arrived from central Canada, broadcasters were prepared to declare Trudeau was set to be the 23rd prime minister of Canada.
Further counting firmed up the victory, with Trudeau and the Liberal Party set to govern as a majority government, a dramatic recovery from the 2011 election when the Liberal Party won just 34 seats.
Trudeau is the son of charismatic former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who governed Canada from 1968 to 1979 and again from 1980 to 1984.