Record number of candidates in Quebec election
Women make up 28% of those running —a 3% dip from 2008
Posted: Aug 20, 2012 11:15 AM ET
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2012 11:10 AM ET
A record number of candidates are running in the Quebec election.
Following the close of nominations on Saturday, the province's chief electoral officer announced there are 894 candidates in all for the 125 seats in the Quebec national assembly.
That's 243 more hopefuls than in the last election, and the highest number of people on the ballot since Quebec was divided into 125 ridings.
Eighteen parties are presenting candidates, but only the Liberals, the Parti Québécois and the Coalition Avenir Québec have candidates in all ridings.
Women make up 28 per cent of the candidates, which is three per cent less than in the last election.
Quebec Election Results
Updated: Sep. 5, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT
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Leaders & Parties
- Jean Charest Liberal Party
- Pauline Marois Parti Québécois
- François Legault Coalition Avenir Québec
- Amir Khadir, Françoise David Québec Solidaire
- Jean-Martin Aussant Option Nationale
- Claude Sabourin Parti vert du Québec
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