Dominique Anglade open to discussing the voting system “after the elections” | Elections Quebec 2022

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Dominique Anglade open to discuss the voting method “”after the elections” | Élections Québec 2022

The leader of the Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, acknowledged that the voting intentions were divided between the parties facing the Coalition avenir Québec.

The leader of the Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, denies having launched a call for a strategic vote on Tuesday in a radio interview. But noting the division of the opposition forces to François Legault's Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), she now says she is open to discussing a possible reform of the voting system.

In an interview on WKND 99.5 radio on Tuesday morning, Ms. Anglade commented on the polls, including the latest from the Léger firm, and acknowledged that, roughly speaking, things are not moving. But regardless of the opinion poll, one constant stands out: the CAQ remains far ahead of the other main parties, which share around 55 to 60% of the remaining voting intentions.

You have 62% of Quebecers who do not want François Legault as prime minister. Sixty-two percent! It is enormous! And the reason it's like that is that we're all divided, described the liberal leader.

“What I I would like to see is that we are able to come together and block François Legault. »

—Dominique Anglade, Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party

Because of the division of the vote other than CAQ, Ms. Anglade predicts that her opponent will end up with a huge number of seats, and that's not what the majority of Quebecers want.

We see distortions that are real, added the Liberal leader in a scrum with the press, a little later, before delivering a speech before the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

Enough to consider reviewing the voting system? It's one of the things that should be looked at, she replied. This is a discussion that we must have after the elections.

But this change cannot be made 10 days before the elections, Dominique Anglade wanted to clarify his message.

I appeal to the gathering of forces. Go vote, she said, adding that she has this desire to bring people together.

Relaunched in English, Ms. Anglade however maintained that she was not conceding anything in the present elections.

But what seemed to be a call for strategic voting did not go unnoticed by Québec solidaire. Dominique Anglade is closing the books a bit quickly on the election campaign, judged party co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, at a press briefing in Montreal, adding that he found her quickly in business.

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Calls for strategic voting, we will look at that on the eve of the election, said Mr. Nadeau-Dubois all the same. I would be surprised if I called for a vote for a party other than Québec solidaire, he added, however.

In the meantime, he repeated that in his opinion, Québec solidaire remains the alternative to the CAQ. I invite people to vote Québec solidaire in the 125 constituencies. That's good, we have 125 candidates, us, launched the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire, in a point recalling the rejection of the Liberal candidacy in Matane-Matapédia, challenged in court by the PLQ.

Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, for his part, was unenthusiastic about his Liberal opponent's call for a rally. I am not in this register, he dropped, during a press briefing in Tadoussac, indicating that he continued to make a quality campaign in an authentic mode.

Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon did not want to comment in detail on the rise of his party that some polls suggest. We remain humble, he simply replied, when asked about the possibility of heated struggles between the PQ and the CAQ in certain ridings.

More details to come.

With the collaboration of Yannick Donahue

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