Canada vote frontrunner falters but race too close to call

Thomas Mulcair's (L) New Democrats jumped into the lead at the start of the race in July and appeared set to actually unseat Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) and govern for the first time in its historyNew polling showed the former frontrunner in Canada’s legislative elections could finish third over its opposition to a popular ban on the veil, as political leaders squared off in a final debate Friday. Canada goes to the polls on October 19. Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats jumped into the lead at the start of the race in July and held it through most of the campaign.

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