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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
21.10.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
11.09.2019
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
16.10.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
338
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,146
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,386
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
736
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
34.3%
Notes
Note on the “Number of other candidates”: Five candidates chose to identify their gender with an “x”, while a further 19 left the gender option blank.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
21
Number of other candidates Number of other candidates
24

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
27,126,166
Votes Number of people who actually voted
17,890,264
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
65.95%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party remained the largest party in the 338-member House of Commons but failed to retain the majority, taking 157 seats. The Conservative Party, now led by former Speaker Andrew Scheer, remained the second largest party, with an increased share of seats: 121, up from 99. The Bloc Québécois (BQ, now led by Mr. Yves-Francois Blanchet) more than tripled its share to 32, while the New Democratic Party (NDP, led by Mr. Jagmeet Singh) nearly halved its share to 24. A record 98 women were elected, up from 88 in 2015. Prime Minister Trudeau announced he would form a minority government comprising only the Liberal Party.

During election campaigning, the major parties focused on climate change, gun control and health care. In September, images of Prime Minister Trudeau wearing blackface makeup back in 2001 emerged. The Prime Minister apologized for what he described as “racist” makeup.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
23.81%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
46.45%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Liberal Party 157
Conservative Party 121
Bloc Québécois (BQ) 32
New Democratic Party (NDP) 24
Green Party 3
Independents 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
240
Number of women elected
98
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
28.99%
Sources
Women Directly Elected
98

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
240
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
98
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
91
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Anthony Rota (Male)
Political party
Liberal Party
Date of election
05.12.2019