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Trudeaumania runs wild online after Liberal victory

Projections of a Liberal majority and Justin Trudeau becoming our next prime minister proved ripe meme fodder on social media.

Party's big win collides with Star Wars trailer, Blue Jays on social media

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau is poised to be Canada's next prime minister. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

News of a projected Liberal majority and Justin Trudeau set to be the next prime minister proved fruitful material for jokes, images mash-ups and nostalgia on social media.

Thanks to the comparative wealth of images from Trudeau's life — from black-and-white photographs of him as a toddler with his father to more colourful exploits such as his infamous boxing match — political junkies had fun with the man who might turn out to be the most meme-friendly prime minister in Canada's history.

Others mashed up Trudeau's big win with other hot topics on Twitter, from the Toronto Blue Jays' triumph against the Kansas City Royals, to the release of the newest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here are some of the best reactions to the the Liberal win.

#Trudeaumania 2.0 is running wild, brother:

This was our favourite tweet from the early Atlantic Canada results:

Some used the hashtag #LikeFatherLikeSon to signal Trudeau following in his father's footsteps.

A few cautioned against celebrating a Trudeau dynasty, however.

Moving on to sports: Who had a better night: the Liberals or the Blue Jays?

#StarWars and #elxn42 collided

The new Star Wars trailer was a top trending topic worldwide, but a few Canadians (including Trudeau and family) took the chance to meme-ify the two together.

And what do you get when you cross Star Wars myth and Trudeaumania? A good tweet.

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