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2012 Quebec general election

2012 Quebec general election

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125 seats in the National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout74.60% (Increase17.17%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Pauline Marois Jean Charest François Legault
Party Parti Québécois Liberal Coalition Avenir Québec
Leader since June 26, 2007 April 30, 1998 November 4, 2011
Leader's seat Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré Sherbrooke (lost re-election) L'Assomption
Last election 51 seats, 35.17% 66 seats, 42.08% 7 seats, 16.37%1
Seats before 47 64 9
Seats won 54 50 19
Seat change Increase7 Decrease14 Increase10
Popular vote 1,393,703 1,360,968 1,180,235
Percentage 31.95% 31.20% 27.05%
Swing Decrease3.22pp Decrease10.88pp Increase10.68pp1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Françoise David and Amir Khadir (as spokespeople) Jean-Martin Aussant
Party Québec solidaire Option nationale
Leader since February 4, 2006 October 31, 2011
Leader's seat David: Gouin
Khadir: Mercier
Nicolet-Yamaska (lost re-election in Nicolet-Bécancour)
Last election 1 seat, 3.78% pre-creation
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 263,111 82,539
Percentage 6.03% 1.89%
Swing Increase2.25pp pre-creation

Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via results by each riding. Click the map for more details.

Premier before election

Jean Charest
Liberal

Premier after election

Pauline Marois
Parti Québécois

Seating plan following the election.

The 2012 Quebec general election took place in the Canadian province of Quebec on September 4, 2012. Lieutenant Governor Pierre Duchesne dissolved the National Assembly on August 1, 2012, following Premier Jean Charest's request.[1] The Parti Québécois were elected to a minority government, with Pauline Marois becoming the first woman to be Premier of Quebec. The Quebec Liberal Party took second place, with Premier Jean Charest losing his seat. The newly formed party Coalition Avenir Québec led by François Legault took third place, while Québec solidaire took 2 seats out of the 125.[2]

It was the first time since 2007 (and only the third time in Quebec history) that a minority government would be formed, as no party won an absolute majority of the seats. Both the PQ and Liberal vote declined which boosted support for the CAQ and Quebec Solidaire.

During Marois' victory speech, an attack including gunshots and a fire occurred at the Métropolis concert hall housing the event[3] and a forty-year-old man died as a result of gunshot wounds.[4][5]

Timeline

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Pauline Marois on the campaign trail.

Redistribution of ridings

The Commission de la représentation électorale performed a redistribution in 2011, which maintained the number of seats in the National Assembly at 125 for the next general election, making the following alterations:[36]

Abolished ridings New ridings
Renaming of districts
Drawn from other districts
Merger of districts
  1. ^ Part from L'Assomption.
  2. ^ Parts from Fabre and Vimont.
  3. ^ Parts from Châteauguay, La Prairie and Huntingdon.

Incumbent MNAs who did not run for re-election

Opinion polls

Evolution of voting intentions for the 2012 Quebec general election. Dots are individual poll results and trend lines are local regressions with 95% confidence interval.
Polling firm Last date of polling Link QLP PQ CAQ QS ON GPQ Other
2012 Election September 4, 2012 HTML 31.20 31.95 27.05 6.03 1.89 0.99 0.89
Forum Research September 3, 2012 PDF 29 36 25 6 2 2 0
EKOS September 2, 2012 PDF 23.2 36.0 24.5 10.7 5.5
Léger Marketing August 31, 2012 PDF 27 33 28 7 3 1 1
CROP August 29, 2012 HTML 26 32 28 9 2 2 1
Forum Research August 28, 2012 PDF 28 33 27 8 2 2 0
CROP August 26, 2012 HTML 26 33 28 7 3 3 1
Léger Marketing August 24, 2012 PDF 27 33 28 7 2 2 1
Forum Research August 20, 2012 PDF 35 29 24 9 1 2 0
Léger Marketing August 16, 2012 PDF 28 33 27 6 3 2 0
CROP August 14, 2012 HTML 27 34 25 7 2 3 1
Forum Research August 13, 2012 PDF 31 35 25 6 2 0
Léger Marketing August 8, 2012 PDF 31 32 27 6 2 2 0
CROP August 8, 2012 HTML 29 32 21 8 2 3 4
Forum Research August 7, 2012 PDF 32 34 24 6 3 0
Forum Research August 1, 2012 PDF 38 39 14 4 3 0
Léger Marketing July 31, 2012 PDF 31 33 21 7 2 4 2
2008 Election December 8, 2008 HTML 42.08 35.17 3.78 2.17 16.80

Results

Summary of the September 4, 2012, National Assembly of Quebec election results[37]
Party[38] Party leader[38] Candidates[37] Seats Popular vote
2008 Dissol. 2012 Change % Number % Change (pp)
Parti Québécois Pauline Marois 125 51 47 54 +3 43.20 1,393,703 31.95 -3.22
Liberal Jean Charest 125 66 64 50 -16 40.00 1,360,968 31.20 -10.88
Coalition Avenir Québec François Legault 125 7 9 19 +12 15.20 1,180,235 27.05 +10.68
Québec solidaire Françoise David, Amir Khadir†† 124 1 1 2 +1 1.60 263,111 6.03 +2.25
Option nationale Jean-Martin Aussant 120 * 1 * 82,539 1.89 *
Green Claude Sabourin 66 43,394 0.99 -1.18
  Independent 46 1 11,578 0.27 +0.07
Conservative Luc Harvey 27 * * 7,654 0.18 *
Coalition pour la constituante Marc Fafard 29 * * 5,197 0.12 *
Parti nul Renaud Blais 10 * * 2,743 0.06 *
Équipe Autonomiste Guy Boivin 17 * * 2,182 0.05 *
Quebec Citizens' Union Alexis St-Gelais 20 * * 2,089 0.05 *
Parti de la classe moyenne Jean Lavoie 7 * * 2,053 0.05 *
Marxist–Leninist Pierre Chénier 25 1,969 0.05 -0.03
Parti indépendantiste Michel Lepage 10 1,244 0.03 -0.10
Unité Nationale Paul Biron 12 * * 1,227 0.03 *
Bloc Pot Hugô St-Onge 2 * * 420 0.01 *
Quebec – Democratic Revolution Robert Genesse 1 * * 256 0.01 *
Parti équitable Yvan Rodrigue 1 * * 126 0.00 *
  Independent Option nationale * 1
  Vacant 1
Total 892 125 125 125 0 100.00% 4,362,688 100.00
Valid ballots 4,362,688 98.78 +0.28
Rejected ballots 53,749 1.22 -0.28
Voter turnout 4,416,437 74.60 +17.17
Registered electors 5,919,778

Notes:

Results change is compared to the Action démocratique du Québec in 2008.
†† The party avoids formally designating David and Khadir as co-leaders, relying instead on internal direct democracy during general assembly meetings; the de jure leader recognized by the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec (DGE) is Régent Séguin.[39]
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

^1 Results change is compared to the Action démocratique du Québec in 2008.

Vote share
PQ
31.95%
PLQ
31.20%
CAQ
27.05%
QS
6.03%
Option nationale
1.89%
Green
0.99%
Others
0.89%
Seats
PQ
43.20%
PLQ
40.00%
CAQ
15.20%
QS
1.60%



Synopsis of results

Results by riding - 2012 Quebec general election[40][41][42]
Riding Winning party Turnout
[a 1]
Votes[a 2]
Name 2008 1st place Votes Share Margin
#
Margin
%
2nd place 3rd place PLQ PQ CAQ QS PVQ ON Ind Other Total
 
Abitibi-Est PLQ PQ 8,430 38.39% 777 3.54% PLQ CAQ 67.38% 7,653 8,430 4,059 1,047 316 452 21,957
Abitibi-Ouest PQ PQ 12,066 51.39% 7,307 31.12% CAQ PLQ 67.79% 4,399 12,066 4,759 1,260 997 23,481
Acadie PLQ PLQ 17,191 55.65% 11,798 38.19% CAQ PQ 64.76% 17,191 5,319 5,393 2,474 512 30,889
Anjou–Louis-Riel PLQ PLQ 12,953 40.12% 2,955 9.15% PQ CAQ 75.33% 12,953 9,998 6,371 2,347 407 212 32,288
Argenteuil PLQ PQ 12,449 38.52% 3,062 9.47% PLQ CAQ 74.33% 9,387 12,449 8,564 855 653 409 32,317
Arthabaska PLQ CAQ 19,016 42.42% 5,393 12.03% PLQ PQ 78.07% 13,623 8,991 19,016 1,775 501 519 316 91 44,832
Beauce-Nord ADQ CAQ 18,126 57.34% 10,156 32.13% PLQ PQ 76.58% 7,970 3,207 18,126 697 345 286 266 716 31,613
Beauce-Sud PLQ PLQ 14,791 42.39% 650 1.86% CAQ PQ 74.02% 14,791 3,987 14,141 861 558 302 256 34,896
Beauharnois PQ PQ 15,117 45.16% 6,518 19.47% CAQ PLQ 75.07% 6,861 15,117 8,599 1,328 512 515 353 188 33,473
Bellechasse PLQ PLQ 13,119 40.67% 698 2.16% CAQ PQ 76.12% 13,119 4,896 12,421 989 830 32,255
Berthier PQ PQ 19,584 46.94% 6,130 14.69% CAQ PLQ 75.69% 5,477 19,584 13,454 2,015 518 452 221 41,721
Bertrand PQ PQ 18,305 41.69% 4,300 9.79% CAQ PLQ 77.73% 7,602 18,305 14,005 2,351 682 744 222 43,911
Blainville PQ CAQ 19,288 41.32% 2,709 5.80% PQ PLQ 81.86% 7,401 16,579 19,288 1,817 701 749 141 46,676
Bonaventure PLQ PQ 11,809 47.55% 3,144 12.66% PLQ CAQ 69.31% 8,665 11,809 2,766 1,278 315 24,833
Borduas PQ PQ 18,363 39.32% 2,511 5.38% CAQ PLQ 84.46% 7,996 18,363 15,852 2,715 723 938 110 46,697
Bourassa-Sauvé PLQ PLQ 12,518 42.28% 4,426 14.95% PQ CAQ 64.17% 12,518 8,092 5,165 3,045 465 324 29,609
Bourget PQ PQ 16,379 45.68% 8,876 24.75% CAQ PLQ 74.19% 6,960 16,379 7,503 3,381 537 702 394 35,856
Brome-Missisquoi PLQ PLQ 13,841 33.02% 303 0.72% CAQ PQ 76.55% 13,841 10,670 13,538 1,944 724 490 268 437 41,912
Chambly PQ PQ 15,104 40.13% 2,247 5.97% CAQ PLQ 83.50% 6,203 15,104 12,857 1,878 633 765 199 37,639
Champlain PQ PQ 13,624 36.73% 1,404 3.79% CAQ PLQ 77.14% 8,188 13,624 12,220 1,541 1,084 319 113 37,089
Chapleau PLQ PLQ 14,812 42.13% 5,666 16.11% PQ CAQ 65.32% 14,812 9,146 8,191 1,731 774 421 86 35,161
Charlesbourg PLQ CAQ 15,278 36.89% 1,125 2.72% PLQ PQ 79.91% 14,153 8,760 15,278 1,612 780 232 603 41,418
Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré PQ PQ 15,472 40.65% 5,171 13.58% PLQ CAQ 75.95% 10,301 15,472 10,203 1,227 619 243 38,065
Châteauguay PLQ PLQ 13,819 37.64% 2,220 6.05% PQ CAQ 75.43% 13,819 11,599 8,734 1,220 684 396 259 36,711
Chauveau ADQ CAQ 23,449 52.99% 12,542 28.34% PLQ PQ 78.93% 10,907 7,247 23,449 1,337 677 633 44,250
Chicoutimi PQ PQ 15,768 44.51% 6,907 19.50% CAQ PLQ 76.77% 7,925 15,768 8,861 1,755 679 440 35,428
Chomedey PLQ PLQ 21,893 57.24% 14,514 37.95% CAQ PQ 67.91% 21,893 6,340 7,379 1,362 663 341 267 38,245
Chutes-de-la-Chaudière ADQ CAQ 24,267 53.79% 13,911 30.84% PLQ PQ 84.12% 10,356 7,678 24,267 1,727 622 462 45,112
Côte-du-Sud PLQ PLQ 14,047 38.91% 3,296 9.13% CAQ PQ 72.22% 14,047 9,293 10,751 1,221 532 259 36,103
Crémazie PQ PQ 13,392 38.61% 3,388 9.77% PLQ CAQ 76.63% 10,004 13,392 5,933 4,014 518 825 34,686
D'Arcy-McGee PLQ PLQ 22,285 84.72% 20,347 77.35% CAQ QS 65.82% 22,285 767 1,938 987 328 26,305
Deux-Montagnes PQ PQ 14,423 38.80% 1,321 3.55% CAQ PLQ 79.99% 6,689 14,423 13,102 1,522 724 712 37,172
Drummond–Bois-Francs PQ CAQ 13,879 37.59% 2,505 6.78% PQ PLQ 75.65% 8,230 11,374 13,879 1,607 950 355 528 36,923
Dubuc PLQ PQ 12,345 42.19% 4,265 14.58% PLQ CAQ 74.63% 8,080 12,345 6,921 1,118 343 455 29,262
Duplessis PQ PQ 12,393 53.01% 6,251 26.74% PLQ CAQ 61.60% 6,142 12,393 2,694 1,032 593 119 407 23,380
Fabre PLQ PLQ 13,305 37.50% 3,381 9.53% PQ CAQ 75.96% 13,305 9,924 9,852 1,260 547 388 207 35,483
Gaspé PLQ PQ 11,825 56.79% 5,972 28.68% PLQ CAQ 67.58% 5,853 11,825 1,971 779 395 20,823
Gatineau PLQ PLQ 16,835 45.67% 6,752 18.32% PQ CAQ 66.24% 16,835 10,083 6,923 1,648 913 372 87 36,861
Gouin PQ QS 15,483 46.03% 4,556 13.54% PQ PLQ 77.93% 3,924 10,927 2,713 15,483 448 143 33,638
Granby ADQ CAQ 19,517 52.14% 11,015 29.43% PQ PLQ 76.13% 6,051 8,502 19,517 2,121 477 764 37,432
Groulx PQ CAQ 16,711 38.02% 1,763 4.01% PQ PLQ 79.08% 8,776 14,948 16,711 1,892 591 895 140 43,953
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve PQ PQ 12,754 45.10% 6,053 21.40% QS CAQ 70.08% 3,262 12,754 3,564 6,701 453 1,116 431 28,281
Hull PLQ PLQ 13,179 39.48% 2,473 7.41% PQ CAQ 65.24% 13,179 10,706 5,323 2,651 787 288 451 33,385
Huntingdon PLQ PLQ 11,896 39.60% 3,889 12.95% PQ CAQ 73.32% 11,896 8,007 7,721 1,116 448 289 563 30,040
Iberville PQ PQ 13,779 38.90% 1,953 5.51% CAQ PLQ 77.99% 6,833 13,779 11,826 1,462 853 669 35,422
Îles-de-la-Madeleine PLQ PQ 4,304 51.01% 1,060 12.56% PLQ CAQ 78.08% 3,244 4,304 407 403 80 8,438
Jacques-Cartier PLQ PLQ 24,525 73.11% 19,519 58.18% CAQ PVQ 76.89% 24,525 1,232 5,006 859 1,522 128 189 86 33,547
Jean-Lesage PLQ PLQ 9,965 30.60% 651 2.00% PQ CAQ 71.13% 9,965 9,314 8,894 2,598 1,289 222 281 32,563
Jean-Talon PLQ PLQ 13,534 37.31% 3,471 9.57% PQ CAQ 80.93% 13,534 10,063 8,747 2,321 1,351 262 36,278
Jeanne-Mance-Viger PLQ PLQ 20,912 65.39% 16,269 50.87% CAQ PQ 67.41% 20,912 4,295 4,643 1,618 410 104 31,982
Johnson PQ PQ 15,007 36.16% 203 0.49% CAQ PLQ 74.96% 8,434 15,007 14,804 1,887 889 479 41,500
Joliette PQ PQ 20,509 47.12% 7,500 17.23% CAQ PLQ 78.34% 6,102 20,509 13,009 2,449 649 513 294 43,525
Jonquière PQ PQ 16,429 48.22% 7,889 23.16% CAQ PLQ 76.13% 6,833 16,429 8,540 1,089 427 218 534 34,070
Labelle PQ PQ 17,181 50.71% 9,099 26.86% CAQ PLQ 72.37% 5,749 17,181 8,082 1,976 574 319 33,881
Lac-Saint-Jean PQ PQ 16,972 53.11% 9,268 29.00% CAQ PLQ 75.53% 5,270 16,972 7,704 1,214 275 323 200 31,958
LaFontaine PLQ PLQ 17,081 59.14% 12,255 42.43% PQ CAQ 71.31% 17,081 4,826 4,728 1,248 507 252 238 28,880
La Peltrie ADQ CAQ 21,871 51.88% 10,124 24.01% PLQ PQ 79.05% 11,747[a 3] 6,069 21,871 1,069 690 552 162 42,160
La Pinière PLQ PLQ 20,551 49.25% 10,331 24.76% CAQ PQ 72.13% 20,551 7,448 10,220 1,832 798 433 442 41,724
Laporte PLQ PLQ 12,827 37.19% 2,075 6.02% PQ CAQ 76.33% 12,827 10,752 8,023 2,043 550 291 34,486
La Prairie PQ CAQ 11,094 32.64% 75 0.22% PQ PLQ 82.45% 9,338 11,019 11,094 1,195 469 473 399 33,987
L'Assomption PQ CAQ 17,166 42.21% 1,078 2.65% PQ PLQ 80.43% 4,694 16,088 17,166[a 4] 1,465 588 667 40,668
Laurier-Dorion PLQ PLQ 10,987 34.08% 2,463 7.64% PQ QS 70.21% 10,987 8,524 3,154 7,844 480 912 169 166 32,236
Laval-des-Rapides PLQ PQ 14,934 38.33% 2,362 6.06% PLQ CAQ 73.37% 12,572 14,934 8,493 1,643 517 594 205 38,958
Laviolette PLQ PLQ 10,903 43.17% 3,116 12.34% PQ CAQ 71.86% 10,903 7,787 4,934 951 492 124 67 25,258
Lévis PLQ CAQ 14,528 39.87% 3,273 8.98% PLQ PQ 79.35% 11,255 7,302 14,528 1,904 669 778 36,436
Lotbinière-Frontenac New PLQ 17,681 43.32% 4,956 12.14% CAQ PQ 77.06% 17,681 8,629 12,725 1,783 40,818
Louis-Hébert PLQ PLQ 14,602 38.42% 2,092 5.50% CAQ PQ 86.57% 14,602 8,127 12,510 1,359 706 700 38,004
Marguerite-Bourgeoys PLQ PLQ 19,993 56.91% 13,049 37.14% PQ CAQ 69.05% 19,993 6,944 6,104 1,434 543 113 35,131
Marie-Victorin PQ PQ 15,506 47.10% 8,387 25.48% CAQ PLQ 71.88% 5,773 15,506 7,119 2,702 648 832 338 32,918
Marquette PLQ PLQ 15,343 49.20% 8,660 27.77% PQ CAQ 70.39% 15,343 6,683 6,101 1,628 992 440 31,187
Maskinongé PLQ PLQ 11,676 32.06% 769 2.11% CAQ PQ 77.97% 11,676 10,888 10,907 1,334 389 784 437 36,415
Masson PQ PQ 17,377 45.96% 3,713 9.82% CAQ PLQ 78.17% 4,178 17,377 13,664 1,199 545 716 134 37,813
Matane-Matapédia New PQ 19,768 58.99% 13,505 40.30% PLQ CAQ 70.96% 6,263 19,768 5,332 1,230 348 440 127 33,508
Mégantic PLQ PLQ 9,946 35.09% 1,099 3.88% PQ CAQ 74.44% 9,946 8,847 7,260 1,531 473 284 28,341
Mercier QS QS 14,164 46.73% 7,027 23.18% PQ PLQ 76.27% 4,091 7,137 3,336 14,164 859 722 30,309
Mille-Îles PLQ PLQ 11,946 37.39% 1,797 5.63% PQ CAQ 77.62% 11,946 10,149 7,467 1,511 343 354 122 54 31,946
Mirabel PQ PQ 19,467 43.77% 3,300 7.42% CAQ PLQ 78.39% 5,812 19,467 16,167 1,687 988 353 44,474
Montarville PQ CAQ 16,083 35.74% 1,908 4.24% PQ PLQ 87.66% 11,020 14,175 16,083 2,010 633 877 205 45,003
Montmorency PLQ CAQ 16,239 38.21% 2,122 4.99% PLQ PQ 78.36% 14,117 8,736 16,239 1,460 755 517 671 42,495
Mont-Royal PLQ PLQ 16,892 66.23% 13,505 52.95% CAQ PQ 62.20% 16,892 2,276 3,387 1,743 597 363 248 25,506
Nelligan PLQ PLQ 27,470 66.31% 19,816 47.84% CAQ PQ 73.21% 27,470 3,716 7,654 966 1,238 292 89 41,425
Nicolet-Bécancour PQ CAQ 9,745 32.01% 1,876 6.16% ON PLQ 78.61% 6,840 5,644 9,745 7,869 348 30,446
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce PLQ PLQ 16,761 62.65% 13,118 49.03% CAQ QS 67.94% 16,761 2,217 3,643 2,291 1,531 236 74 26,753
Orford PLQ PLQ 11,448 36.58% 1,888 6.03% PQ CAQ 78.10% 11,448 9,560 7,558 1,687 554 356 134 31,297
Outremont PLQ PLQ 10,949 41.52% 4,830 18.32% PQ QS 68.21% 10,949 6,119 3,691 4,751 451 410 26,371
Papineau PLQ PLQ 12,996 34.76% 167 0.45% PQ CAQ 66.53% 12,996 12,829 8,218 1,963 574 246 561 37,387
Pointe-aux-Trembles PQ PQ 15,406 50.26% 7,981 26.04% CAQ PLQ 76.37% 4,732 15,406 7,425 1,811 672 425 182 30,653
Pontiac PLQ PLQ 16,981 56.63% 11,564 38.56% CAQ PQ 62.13% 16,981 4,835 5,417 1,565 906 223 61 29,988
Portneuf PLQ CAQ 12,605 40.65% 2,203 7.10% PLQ PQ 77.81% 10,402 5,568 12,605 932 534 567 403 31,011
René-Lévesque PQ PQ 13,634 59.68% 9,474 41.47% PLQ CAQ 66.67% 4,160 13,634 3,643 892 517 22,846
Repentigny New PQ 16,762 40.70% 1,237 3.00% CAQ PLQ 82.46% 6,217 16,762 15,525 1,730 948 41,182
Richelieu PQ PQ 14,474 43.05% 3,601 10.71% CAQ PLQ 77.69% 6,128 14,474 10,873 1,084 1,065 33,624
Richmond PLQ PLQ 15,962 35.50% 269 0.60% PQ CAQ 79.26% 15,962 15,693 9,751 1,858 684 810 201 44,959
Rimouski PQ PQ 15,979 48.35% 8,721 26.39% PLQ CAQ 75.56% 7,258 15,979 5,684 2,409 630 910 182 33,052
Rivière-du-Loup–Témiscouata New PLQ 15,317 40.91% 2,447 6.54% PQ CAQ 74.56% 15,317 12,870 6,949 1,116 647 410 135 37,444
Robert-Baldwin PLQ PLQ 27,904 75.21% 23,087 62.23% CAQ PQ 69.09% 27,904 1,978 4,817 1,083 988 194 138 37,102
Roberval PQ PQ 15,069 46.70% 5,912 18.32% PLQ CAQ 72.59% 9,157 15,069 6,252 1,302 488 32,268
Rosemont PQ PQ 16,780 43.67% 8,944 23.28% PLQ CAQ 76.10% 7,836 16,780 6,657 5,564 1,079 507 38,423
Rousseau PQ PQ 18,112 41.72% 1,116 2.57% CAQ PLQ 72.54% 5,186 18,112 16,996 2,163 536 232 189 43,414
Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue PLQ PQ 11,082 36.78% 3,099 10.29% PLQ CAQ 69.01% 7,983 11,082 7,140 2,941 451 534 30,131
Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques PQ PQ 10,199 35.76% 2,946 10.33% QS PLQ 68.18% 5,531 10,199 4,216 7,253 880 154 290 28,523
Sainte-Rose New PQ 13,508 34.86% 2,038 5.26% CAQ PLQ 79.12% 11,054 13,508 11,470 1,689 764 263 38,748
Saint-François PLQ PQ 15,303 36.34% 65 0.15% PLQ CAQ 77.25% 15,238 15,303 7,607 2,103 809 932 124 42,116
Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne PLQ PLQ 13,894 38.46% 2,307 6.39% PQ CAQ 68.11% 13,894 11,587 5,573 4,084 827 157 36,122
Saint-Hyacinthe PQ PQ 16,082 36.32% 2,120 4.79% CAQ PLQ 78.68% 10,552 16,082 13,962 2,198 803 679 44,276
Saint-Jean PQ PQ 18,304 40.73% 3,847 8.56% CAQ PLQ 78.34% 8,955 18,304 14,457 1,886 770 566 44,938
Saint-Jérôme PQ CAQ 16,179 39.96% 897 2.22% PQ PLQ 75.41% 5,087 15,282 16,179 2,903 506 532 40,489
Saint-Laurent PLQ PLQ 22,481 65.67% 17,579 51.35% CAQ PQ 64.52% 22,481 3,878 4,902 1,718 684 384 187 34,234
Saint-Maurice PQ PQ 9,395 35.65% 1,897 7.20% CAQ PLQ 73.55% 7,158 9,395 7,498 1,250 519 442 90 26,352
Sanguinet New PQ 12,384 40.68% 2,527 8.30% CAQ PLQ 80.39% 6,072 12,384 9,857[a 5] 1,056 401 315 355 30,440
Sherbrooke PLQ PQ 15,909 42.12% 2,642 7.00% PLQ CAQ 78.10% 13,267 15,909 4,457 2,586 407 1,069 73 37,768
Soulanges PLQ PLQ 12,795 35.05% 1,514 4.15% PQ CAQ 79.00% 12,795 11,281 10,234 1,323 495 378 36,506
Taillon PQ PQ 15,508 40.21% 4,736 12.28% CAQ PLQ 76.76% 7,470 15,508 10,772 2,874 590 932 183 240 38,569
Taschereau PQ PQ 13,994 37.06% 4,297 11.38% PLQ CAQ 77.37% 9,697 13,994 6,311 4,416 2,804 540 37,762
Terrebonne PQ PQ 19,077 44.53% 3,648 8.52% CAQ PLQ 80.21% 5,646 19,077 15,429 1,380 635 510 160 42,837
Trois-Rivières PLQ PLQ 11,255 35.15% 1,001 3.13% PQ CAQ 75.22% 11,255 10,254 7,447 1,615 1,121 217 110 32,019
Ungava PQ PQ 4,854 45.52% 1,153 10.81% PLQ CAQ 41.62% 3,701 4,854 1,176 655 277 10,663
Vachon PQ PQ 14,824 39.58% 3,729 9.96% CAQ PLQ 78.68% 7,966 14,824 11,095 1,890 808 670 197 37,450
Vanier-Les Rivières PLQ CAQ 16,333 37.92% 1,331 3.09% PLQ PQ 78.67% 15,002 8,038 16,333 1,371 569 924 322 508 43,067
Vaudreuil PLQ PLQ 19,375 45.07% 8,362 19.45% CAQ PQ 76.43% 19,375 8,902 11,013 2,099 1,067 444 93 42,993
Verchères PQ PQ 22,052 47.27% 7,370 15.80% CAQ PLQ 84.14% 6,419 22,052 14,682 1,900 1,035 297 269 46,654
Verdun PLQ PLQ 11,920 35.42% 547 1.63% PQ CAQ 71.37% 11,920 11,373 6,373 2,449 825 525 185 33,650
Viau PLQ PLQ 11,788 47.28% 5,888 23.61% PQ CAQ 62.35% 11,788 5,900 3,103 2,873 530 740 24,934
Vimont PLQ PLQ 12,973 37.48% 2,409 6.96% PQ CAQ 79.34% 12,973 10,564 8,544 1,373 688 253 219 34,614
Westmount-Saint-Louis PLQ PLQ 15,774 67.69% 12,718 54.58% CAQ PQ 59.44% 15,774 1,739 3,056 1,493 916 230 94 23,302
  1. ^ including spoilt ballots
  2. ^ All parties with more than 1% of the vote are shown individually. Independent candidates and other minor parties are aggregated separately. Parties are presented in the order shown on EQ data.
  3. ^ Jean-François Gosselin was previously elected in 2007 as the adéquiste MNA for Jean-Lesage.
  4. ^ François Legault was previously the péquiste MNA for Rousseau.
  5. ^ François Rebello was previously the péquiste MNA for La Prairie.
  = open seat
  = turnout is above provincial average
  = winning candidate was in previous Legislature
  = incumbent had switched allegiance
  = previously incumbent in another riding
  = not incumbent; was previously elected to the Legislature
  = incumbency arose from byelection gain
  = other incumbents renominated
  = previously an MP in the House of Commons of Canada
  = multiple candidates

Summary analysis

Party candidates in 2nd place[40]
Party in 1st place Party in 2nd place Total
PQ PLQ ADQ QS ON
Parti Québécois 20 32 2 54
Liberal 29 21 50
Coalition Avenir Québec 8 10 1 19
Québec solidaire 2 2
Total 39 30 53 2 1 125
Candidates ranked 1st to 5th place, by party[40]
Parties 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
 Parti Québécois 54 39 28 4
 Liberal 50 30 44 1
 Coalition Avenir Québec 19 53 48 5
 Québec solidaire 2 2 4 114 2
 Option nationale 1 85
 Green 1 1 32
 Independent 2
 Conservative 2
 Parti de la classe moyenne 1


Resulting composition of the National Assembly (2008)[42]
Source Party
PQ Lib CAQ QS Total
Seats retained Incumbents returned 31 42 4 1 78
Open seats held 8 6 1 15
Ouster of incumbent changing allegiance 1 1
Seats changing hands Incumbents defeated 7 9 1 17
Open seats gained 2 4 6
Incumbents changing allegiance 1 1
Byelection gain held 1 1
New seats Previous incumbents from other ridings 2 2 4
New MNAs 2
Total 54 50 19 2 125

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Polls prior to November 2011 were listed as "New Party led by François Legault".

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