Trudeau to serve another term as prime minister after Liberals win plurality

Trudeau to serve another term as prime minister after Liberals win plurality
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Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauA third-party Green candidate is greatest threat to Democrats Forget Greenland — Trump should offer statehood to these Canadian provinces How Justin Trudeau can make his second act a success MORE is poised to serve another term as Canadian prime minister after his Liberal Party earned a plurality of seats in the general election, according to projections from CBC News. 

The news network is projecting that the Liberals will form a minority government. 

The official results will be announced once all of the votes are counted, according to NBC News.

Trudeau's victory comes after polls indicated he would be pitted in a tight race against the Conservative Party's Andrew Scheer. 

A first-term prime minister with a parliamentary majority has not lost reelection in the past 84 years, according to NBC News.

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The prime minister received a last-minute endorsement from former President Obama last week after dealing with several controversies during the campaign. 

A report from Time Magazine uncovered that the prime minister wore brownface to a costume party in 2001. The prime minister apologized for that incident and for other times he darkened his face. 

“I shouldn’t have done it, I should have known better, but I didn’t," he said in September after the Time Magazine report. "And I’m really sorry."
 
An ethics commissioner also found Trudeau's office attempted to protect the engineering company SNC-Lavalin from prosecution. The prime minister maintained he was protecting Canadian jobs.
 
Trueau promoted his agenda to fight climate change and instill social services, while Scheer advocated to abolish the carbon tax, Politico reported. Trudeau has said his first action after reelection would be to reduce taxes for the middle class, specifically people earning less than $147,000 a year.

Updated at 11:05 p.m.