Pierre appeared to be the obvious choice as he won the first-ballot with 68.15% of the polling points among more than 400,000 votes cast by the party’s members, says the report.
He is the first to win the leadership on a first ballot since Stephen Harper won in 2004. Poilievre will replace former party leader, Erin O’Toole, who was voted out by his caucus in early February.
The announcement of the victory was made in downtown Ottawa with more than 1,000 party members gathered. In his victory speech, the new party leader raised concerns for the present cost of living of Canadians and vows to restore hope.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, congratulated the new leader on being elected the Leader of Conservative party. “ As Parliaments, we must work together to deliver results for people across the country”, the message reads. He said “Canadians expect and deserve nothing less”.
SOURCE: The Canadian Press.