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    Canada’s Liberal Leader Trudeau Can Form Cabinet Tuesday

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    Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau will start looking into forming a cabinet on Tuesday after an unexpected landslide victory in the country's general election.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Monday, Trudeau’s Liberal Party won 184 of the 338 seats in the Canadian House of Commons and almost 40 percent of votes, according to Elections Canada statistics.

    Trudeau, who is set to become Canada’s next prime minister, has previously promised a reduction in the number of ministers to about 25 from current 40 as well as an equal gender split in the new cabinet.

    Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a press conference on Tuesday that Canadians see Trudeau and the Liberal party as the vehicle to best deliver change.

    “A lot of it really was just a desire on the part of people to see change, and they had to pick a vehicle to accomplish that, and I think that in more places than not, people decided it was the Liberal party that was going to represent that,” he said.

    A record number of 88 women have been elected as members of Canada’s parliament, with 50 of them being members of the Liberal party.


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