Andrew Scheer says he should be PM if Conservatives win the most seats. It's not that simple - 2019-10-17

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F94.png Andrew Scheer says he should be PM if Conservatives win the most seats. It's not that simple October 17, 2019, Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star

In recent elections, the party that won the most seats has ended up forming the government. However, in a minority situation, things could get interesting.

If no party wins a clear majority in the House of Commons next week, Trudeau will still be the prime minister. But if his Liberals have won fewer seats than the Conservatives, he will face a choice: he can attempt to marshal support from MPs of other parties, either on a vote-by vote basis or through a formal coalition, or he can concede defeat, as Paul Martin did after Stephen Harper's Conservatives won a plurality of seats in the 2006 federal election.

If Trudeau were to step down, the governor general would then either invite another party to attempt to form a government, or call another election.

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