Justin Trudeau congratulates 38-year-old Sikh lawyer on election to Direct New Democratic party into 2019 federal election
Jagmeet Singh, a 38-year-old lawyer and practising Sikh, was elected on Sunday to lead Canada’s left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a political party there.
The Ontario provincial lawmaker, whose penchant for colorful turbans and tailor-made three-piece suits made him a social media superstar, was elected on the first ballot to direct the New Democratic party (NDP) into the 2019 federal election against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
“Thank you, New Democrats. The run for prime minister begins now,” Singh tweeted.