Another massive loss for the Liberals at the provincial level.
The Quebec Liberals have been decisively defeated by the right-leaning Coalition Avenir Quebec led by Francois Legault.
The race was called with about half of all ridings reporting results, with all projections showing a CAQ majority.
Legault’s CAQ had run on a platform of defending Quebec’s values, strengthening the efficiency of the education system, improving transportation, toughening up integration, reducing immigration, improving access to family doctors, and reducing hospital wait times.
The CAQ had a dominating performance in the popular vote, with around 39% of the vote compared to the Liberals at 28%, the separatist PQ at 19%, and the communist separatist Quebec Solidaire at around 12%.
Legault was a former separatist who renounced sovereignty, forming a new party to provide an alternative to the Quebec Liberals and the Separatist PQ.
The PQ was decimated, with them and the other Separatist Party (the communist Quebec Solidaire) getting about a dozen seats between them.
Quebec’s election results are yet another rebuke to the Liberals at the provincial level, following Ontario’s massive rejection of the Ontario Liberals and election of Conservative Doug Ford.
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