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Justin Trudeau Wins Liberal Leadership: Twitter Reactions

04/14/2013 08:53 EDT | Updated 04/15/2013 08:34 EDT

Justin Trudeau won the Liberal leadership race on Sunday, taking over 80 per cent of the vote on the first ballot.

Many cheered on the newly-appointed party leader, and congratulated him on his victory, with Twitter user @j_vaniersel writing, "It's official, Liberals have a fighting chance."

However, despite his widely-anticipated win, Trudeau's new role was met with both praise and skepticism online.

Twitter user @DanTisch called Trudeau's victory speech about party unity akin to, "A bit of faux-bama," while several other users threw in a pun or two.

Referencing Trudeau's line about how, "The era of hyphenated Liberals ends right now", Tory MP Tony Clement sent his compound congratulations to, "The Chretien-Martin-Dion-Ignatieff-Trudeau Liberals for electing your new Leader!"

Is the new era of Trudeaumania upon us? We'll just have to wait until 2015.

In the mean time, read some of the country's tweets in the slideshow below:

Justin Trudeau Wins Liberal Leadership: Twitter Reactions