CAQ big winner in Lévis

CAQ big winner in Lévis

Big winners and losers in the Lévis provincial by-election.

Lévis (Quebec) 21 October 2014 – The provincial by-election that took place in Lévis this past Monday was a kick in the pants to the provincial Liberal party, and a kick in the groin for the Parti Québecois.

The Coalition Avenir du Québec (CAQ) ran away with the win over two powerful parties who seem to be having difficulty keeping their support during these days of budget cuts and leadership races.

The Liberals and the CAQ both had star candidates but, it was the CAQ’s , François Paradis who held onto the riding surpassing the Liberal Janet Jones by approximately 2,500 votes.

François Paradis was a local TV personality who left the world of talk shows to embark on a career in politics.

M. Paradis obtained 46.8% of the votes while Ms. Jones received 32.5%.

The Parti Québecois got only 8.3% of the ballots making it an embarrassment more than anything else for a Party which has been very popular in the past throughout the province.

Their closest rival was the Québec Solidaire candidate who managed to obtain 7,66% of the voters confidence, making them a serious contender.

The leader of the CAQ, François Legault was proud and relieved at the same time over the victory, claiming that the CAQ was now the true opposition party in Quebec.

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