Monday's national election gave the Conservative Party a big victory but the socialist-rooted New Democratic Party showed surprising strength.
Monday's election in Canada kept Prime Minister Steven Harper in power, but the results revealed an earthquake in Canadian politics. The Liberals and Bloc Quebecois lost big time, and the leftist New Democrats are the official opposition.
Just seven weeks after the prime minister's party won reelection, the Conservative administration could be toppled.
Premier Harper is favored in Tuesday's vote, but slipped in polls over economic woes.