Canada saw a surprising political turnover in October when the third-place Liberals celebrated a sweeping win with a new, young leader at its helm. It marked a backlash against Conservative leader Stephen Harper who oversaw a near-decade of pro-austerity measures, tax cuts and unyielding support for Canada's energy sector.
Justin Trudeau's win marked the first time in Canadian history that a father and son have both held the reins in parliament, following his father Pierre Trudeau who was prime minister for 15 years in the 1970s and 1980s.
The 43-year-old has made bold pledges, with plans to legalize and regulate marijuana, raise taxes for the rich, cut taxes for the middle class and boost infrastructure spending. He also made headlines with an ambitious program to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees in the country by February.
But with questions over his experience, family history and economic policies nipping at his heels, Justin Trudeau seems to have his work cut out for him in the coming term.