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In Canada: Election Brings 'Dramatic' Realignment Of Political Landscape

The news from Canada that Monday's national election brought Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper "his coveted majority government," means the country's political landscape has just undergone "a dramatic and unpredicted realignment," CBC News reports.

As Toronto's Globe and Mail puts it, the election "decimated the Bloc Québécois and humbled the Liberals. For the first time in history, the New Democratic Party will form the Official Opposition after an extraordinary breakthrough that propelled the party to more than 100 seats."

And, Harper's Conservative Party is in the majority after five years of minority government.