Rare victory for Canada's Greens blowing in special election deals for Trudeau

OTTAWA: Canada ' S Green Party On Monday Gained A Rare Victory In A Special Election For A Seat In Parliament, Showing Provisional Results, Bringing A New Stroke To The Prime Minister's Liberal Justin Trudeau .

The Victory In The Pacific Province Of British Columbia Was Only The Second Time The Greens, Who Are A Much Less Important Political Force In Europe, Have A Federal Seat In Their 36-year History.

Green Candidate Paul Manly Won The Constitution Of Nanaimo-Ladysmith With About 38 Percent Of The Vote.

Party Leader Elizabeth May Holds A Seat In The Same Province.

The Liberals, Trying To Recover From A Political Scandal Just Months Ahead Of October Election, Ran A Prominent Local Candidate But Trailed In Fourth Place With About 11 Percent. They Had Come A Close Second In 2015, Winning 23.5 Percent.

The Official Opposition New Democrats And Left-leaning New Democrats Both Took About 24 Percent Each.

Trudeau And The Liberals Are Mired In Accusations Or Interference In A Corporate Corruption Case That Triggered The Resignations Of Two Cabinet Members, The Prime Minister &topx27; S Top Adviser And The Head Of The Federal Civil Service.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Became Vacant After The Sitting Legislature From The Opposition New Democrats Quit.

The New Democrats, Who, Like The Greens, Compete With Liberals For Center-left Voters, Have Struggled Under Jagmeet Singh, The First Person From An Ethnic Minority To Lead A Major Political Party In Canada.

Polls Show The Conservatives Have A Good Chance To Topple Trudeau In The October Election.

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