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Liberals retain minority, NDP holds the balance of power

The Trudeau Liberals won the federal election on September 20, retaining a minority government after securing 158 of 338 seats, shy of the 170 seats required for a majority. The Conservatives won 119 seats and will continue to act as the official opposition in parliament, while the Bloc Québécois and NDP secured 34 and 25 seats respectively and will again hold the balance of power.

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