PQ short Quebec win and re­gion keeps some Lib­er­als

De­cep­tion in the Town­ships for the Lib­er­als in this elec­tion as they lose Premier Charest

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Staff

Across

the prov­ince, as we went to press, the re­sults were not bet­ter as the PQ got 56 seats, the Coali­tion Avenir Québec 19, the Lib­er­als 46. The mar­ginal sovereignist party, Québec Sol­idaire, closed the score at 2, fi­nally elect­ing co-spokes­woman Françoise David, and Op­tion Na­tionale’s only MNA, Jean-Martin Aus­sant, was not able to get his seat.

Ear­lier in the day, Forum Re­search which did our ex­clu­sive polls last week, re­leased a Na­tional Post spon­sored poll show- ing that over the week-end, the PQ ad­vance had shown that a true ma­jor­ity could be had for Mrs. Marois’ Parti Québé­cois party. While it said that she could get 72 seats, she fi­nally got 56. Locally, we were right in pre­dict­ing much tighter races than the other polling firm did.

In the re­gion, Premier Charest, who came to Sher­brooke and the Saint-François rid­ing last Wed­nes­day, lost his seat in Sher­brooke. Ei­ther as a fed­eral or pro­vin­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive, he has been in pol­i­tics since he was elected in 1984 at the age of twenty-six.

Pierre Reid was elected in Or­ford, by a ma­jor­ity of 1,717. The pres­ence of two sovereignist par­ties, get­ting over 2,000 votes, meant that third time run­ning PQ can­di­date, Michel Bre­ton, bit the dust.

We will have more in next week’s is­sue.

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