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Quebec general election, 1956

The Quebec general election of 1956 was held on June 20, 1956 to elect members of the


  1. ^ Leslie Roberts (1963). The Chief: A Political Biography of Maurice Duplessis. Clarke, Irwin. 

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See also

Vote share
Union Nationale
  
51.80%
PLQ
  
44.87%
Others
  
3.33%


Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1952 Elected % Change # % % Change
Union Nationale Maurice Duplessis   68 72 +5.9%   51.80% +1.3%
Liberal Georges-Émile Lapalme   23 20 -13.0%   44.87% -0.9%
     Other   1 1 -   3.33% -0.4%
Total   92 93 +1.1%   100%  

Results

It was Lapalme's second (and final) loss in a row as Liberal leader. The Liberals did not manage to improve on their performance in the previous 1952 election.

This was the fifth and final time (and the fourth in a row) that Duplessis led his party to a general election victory. No party has since been able to win more than three elections in a row. Duplessis died in office in 1959.

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