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Conservatives ahead in Canadian elections

3 May 2011 Last updated at 11:39 BST

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in Canada's general election, according to provisional results.

The Conservatives have won or are ahead in 167 of the country's 308 electoral districts.

If the results are confirmed, Mr Harper would head a majority government for the first time. Mr Harper told supporters that the party must serve all Canadians.