Quebec elects its deputies, the right-wing coalition in power gives favorite

More than six million voters are expected to elect Quebec’s 125 deputies. The right-wing coalition currently in power should, unless caught by surprise, renew itself.

The polling stations for the legislative elections opened on Monday, October 3 in Quebec, where the right-wing coalition in power should be renewed without difficulty in this French-speaking Canadian province where the question of immigration and that of Quebecois identity have been in the center. discussions

More than 6 million voters are called to the polls to elect the 125 members of the Quebec Assembly. Voting began at 9:30 a.m. (3:30 p.m. French time) and ends at 8:00 p.m. Shortly after the opening in an office set up in a gym in downtown Montreal, turnout was very low, he noted. an AFP journalist. “Few people vote, makes election results untrue“, regrets Angèle Hebert, 22 years old.

A quarter of voters voted early

This voter, going to the polls for the second time in her life, said she was saddened to see “that only half of the population, who can vote, votes“According to figures published by Élections Québec, an independent institution, almost a quarter of voters had chosen to vote in advance (by mail or at special polling stations), which is a record.

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), a heterogeneous right-wing nationalist party headed by current Prime Minister François Legault, was credited with almost 38% of the voting intentions in the latest polls. Behind, the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) would cover around 17%, which would be the worst result for the party that governed Quebec for almost 15 years before 2018. The other opposition parties have remained quiet except for the Parti Québécois (PQ), sovereignist, who monopolized some points in the polls.

Four years ago, former billionaire businessman François Legault had won his bid to impose a “third way“Neither separatist nor federalist, the founder of the airline Air Transat claims a rapprochement”businessof nationalist politics and values. The question of Québécois identity once again stirred up the campaign with a party in power that multiplied sensational statements.

He would be “a little suicidalaccept more newcomers given the decline of French, said François Legault, who had previously associated violence and immigration. In the province suffering from severe labor shortages, for the first time young people, sometimes as young as 16, are present at polling stations to act as tellers, even though they do not have the right to vote. Results are expected tonight.

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