Paul St-Pierre Plamondon elected; the PQ even more weakened than in 2018 | Elections Quebec 2022
The Coalition avenir Québec won several seats from the Parti Québécois, which only elected three deputies.
PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon will make his debut at the Blue Room. The leader of the Parti Québécois, who defeated the outgoing member of the Coalition avenir Québec, thus allows his formation to obtain a seat on the island of Montreal, from where it had been erased in 2018 .
Shortly before 11 p.m., the PQ leader had obtained nearly 43% of the vote, against just over 31% for the CAQ player Richard Campeau.
The election of Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon puts some balm on a difficult evening, where the party only elected three deputies. The PQ held seven seats when the National Assembly was dissolved.
Unsurprisingly, Pascal Bérubé was given a new mandate in Matane-Matapédia.
Like the fight in Camille-Laurin, the race turned out to be tighter in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. After winning a recount in 2018 with a slim lead of 15 votes, incumbent Joël Arseneau defeated the mayor of the Magdalen Islands, Jonathan Lapierre, who was running under the banner of the Coalition avenir Québec.
It is therefore a Parti Québécois even more weakened than it already was, following the 2018 general elections , who will return to the National Assembly. The party was snatched several seats by the Coalition avenir Québec, some of which were held by deputies who chose not to stand again.
C' ;is the case of Véronique Hivon (Joliette), Sylvain Gaudreault (Jonquière), Martin Ouellet (René-Lévesque) and Lorraine Richard (Duplessis), who will give up their seats to newcomers caquistes.
In the ridings of Rimouski and Bonaventure, where the PQ MPs have both finished their terms as independents, the Parti Québécois was unable to convince voters, who also preferred the Coalition avenir Québec.
More details to come.