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Special election flop underlines challenges facing Canada PM Trudeau

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Canada’s ruling Liberal Party did poorly in a special election on Monday, results showed, underlining the challenges facing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a national vote which must be held by October 2025. Results posted by Elections Canada on Tuesday showed the official opposition right-of-center Conservatives took 57.4% of the vote in the Durham parliamentary constituency to the east of Toronto, up from 46.4% in 2021. Special elections, held to fill seats vacated by legislators, rarely garner much attention.

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