A sikh becomes leading minority politician to head a major party in Canada
Jagmeet Singh, A Sikh lawyer, barely 38-years of age was elected as the leader of New Democratic Party of Canada. He is the first non-white politician, to become the head of a major political party, and has called it an extremely profound honor.
He is an Ontario based provincial lawmaker and was elected to lead the party in the 2019 election. He is set to rival the Liberals of P.M. Justin Trudeau.
He was successful in receiving 53.6 % of the vote. This marks a decisive first-ballot victory over other candidates. He tweeted and thanked the New Democrats, and professed that the run for the post of Prime Minister had commenced. He went on to say that today, he had officially launched his campaign to become the next PM of Canada.
He is known for his personality, based on the fondness for colorful and bright turbans, personal style, and high-end suits, and happens to be the first member of a community, from the minority, to head a Major Federal Party. He truly has a political brand.