By-election in Marie-Victorin: reactions after the victory of the CAQ

The CAQ victory in Marie-Victorin during the by-election on Monday comes as a rejection of the “extreme” decided by the voters, welcomes Prime Minister François Legault.

“After electing a PQ deputy, the voters of Marie-Victorin decided to put it back and look to the future, to send the CAQ and Shirley to the National Assembly,” said the Premier.

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By analyzing the results of the vote, Mr. Legault believes that Quebecers reject “the extremes”. “The people of Quebec want change, but they want it to be done in an orderly, responsible manner, with the CAQ,” he added.

Arrived in third position behind the Parti Québécois, Québec solidaire (QS) says it is heading for the general elections next October, by already mobilizing its activists called upon to roll up their sleeves for this battle to come.

“We embarked on this campaign knowing that it was not a foregone conclusion, but we knocked on thousands of doors, met thousands of people,” said co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau- Dubois.

Candidate under the leadership of her new political party Climat Québec, Martine Ouellet ate the dust by ranking, with only 310 votes, in sixth position behind the traditional parties as well as the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ).

“This partial campaign has allowed many citizens to get to know us,” said the head of Climat Québec, believing that the vote broke the ice for her party.

Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet also reacted to the CAQ’s victory in Marie-Victorin, trying to find mitigating circumstances for the defeat of PQ candidate Pierre Nantel.

“We must emphasize that the Parti Québécois is very solid 2nd in a partial, facing a pandemic government which has occupied all the space, and with a weak participation. Democracy has spoken. She speaks again in 6 months”, tweeted Mr. Blanchet.

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