Montreal - Final results were announced Wednesday in Canada's parliamentary vote, showing Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper back in power, but failing to reach a majority in Canada's 308-seat parliament.
Harper's Conservative Party were elected in 143 ridings, 19 seats since the 2006 election, in Canada's first-past-the-post system, in which a single winner is elected in each constituency.
The opposition Liberals gained 76 seats, followed by the Bloc Quebecois with 50 ridings and the New Democratic Party with 37. Two independent candidates were also elected.
The Conservatives got 37.6 per cent of the vote, followed by 26.2 per cent for the Liberals, 18.2 per cent for the New Democrats and 10 per cent for the Bloc.