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Quebec general election, 1994

Quebec general election, 1994

September 12, 1994

125 seats in the 35th National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 81.58%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Jacques Parizeau Daniel Johnson, Jr. Mario Dumont
Party Parti Québécois Liberal Action démocratique
Leader since March 18, 1988 December 14, 1993 1994
Leader's seat L'Assomption Vaudreuil Rivière-du-Loup
Last election 29 seats, 40.16% 92 seats, 49.95% pre-creation
Seats won 77 47 1
Seat change +48 -45 +1
Popular vote 1,751,442 1,737,698 252,721
Percentage 44.75% 44.40% 6.46%
Swing +4.59% -5.55% +6.46%

Map of Quebec's ridings coloured in to indicate ridings won by each party and their popular vote.

Premier before election

Daniel Johnson, Jr.
Liberal

Premier-designate

Jacques Parizeau
Parti Québécois

The Quebec general election of 1994 was held on September 12, 1994, to elect members of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada. The Parti Québécois, led by Jacques Parizeau, defeated the incumbent Quebec Liberal Party, led by Daniel Johnson, Jr..

Johnson had succeeded Robert Bourassa as Liberal leader and Premier. Both his father, Daniel Sr., and brother, Pierre-Marc, had previously served as premiers of Quebec as leaders of different parties.

This election was very significant for Quebec history, because it set the stage for the 1995 Quebec referendum on independence for Quebec from Canada. In this referendum, the PQ's proposals for sovereignty were very narrowly defeated.

Mario Dumont, a former president of the Liberal party's youth wing, and then leader of the newly formed Action démocratique du Québec, won his own seat, but no other members of his party were elected.

In Saint-Jean there was a tie between incumbent Liberal candidate Michel Charbonneau and PQ candidate Roger Paquin. A new election was held on October 24 and was won by Paquin by a margin of 532 votes.[1]

Contents

  • Results 1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Results

The overall results were:[2]

Party Party leader Candi-
dates
Seats Popular vote
1989 Elected % Change # % % Change
  Parti Québécois Jacques Parizeau 125 29 77 +165.5% 1,751,442 44.75% +4.59%
Liberal Daniel Johnson, Jr. 125 92 47 -48.9% 1,737,698 44.40% -5.55%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 80 * 1 * 252,721 6.46% *
New Democratic Jean-François Sirois 41 - - - 33,269 0.85% -0.37%
     Natural Law Allen Faguy 102 * - * 33,206 0.85% *
Equality1 Keith Henderson 17 4 - -100.0% 11,526 0.29% -4.39%
     Sovereignty   19 * - * 5,566 0.14% *
Green   11 * - * 5,499 0.14% -1.85%
Lemon   10 * - * 4,087 0.10% -0.12%
CANADA! Tony Kondaks 10 * - * 2,567 0.07% *
Republic of Canada   18 - - - 2,258 0.06% +0.01%
     Development   11 * - * 1,876 0.05% *
     Innovator   11 * - * 1,861 0.05% *
     Economic   9 * - * 1,759 0.04% *
Marxist–Leninist   13 - - - 1,171 0.03% -0.09%
Communist   10 - - - 1,062 0.03% +0.01%
     Independent/no designation 68 - - - 66,221 1.69% +0.81%
Total 680 125 125 - 3,913,789 100%  
Note:
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
1 Equality Party results are compared to the combined totals of the Equality Party and the Unity Party in the 1989 election.
Party Seats Second Third Fourth
Parti Québécois 77 47 1 0
Liberal 47 76 2 0
Action démocratique 1 0 77 2


Vote share
PQ
  
44.75%
PLQ
  
44.40%
ADQ
  
6.46%
NDP
  
0.85%
Natural Law
  
0.85%
Others
  
2.69%

See also

External links

  • CBC TV video clip
  • Results by party (total votes and seats won)
  • Results for all ridings

References

  1. ^ "Quebec votes 2003 - Riding Profiles: Saint-Jean". CBC News. 
  2. ^ "Résultats officiels par parti politique pour l'ensemble des circonscriptions". Directeur général des élections du Québec. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
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