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Quebec Votes 2012: September 2012 Archives

What Quebec's elections results could have looked liked: Vote au Pluriel

The Parti Québécois was the first past the post in last week's election and will now form the government. But if we had used a different type of voting system, the result would have been a whole lot different. Vote au pluriel is a project that looked at what impact different voting systems would have had on the most recent provincial elections.

Marc-André Bodet is part of this international research project, with the Research Chair on Democracy and Parliamentary Institutions at Université Laval.
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Jean Charest leaving politics

hi-charestflag-852.jpgAn era in Quebec politics is coming to an end. Jean Charest, leader of the Quebec Liberals, is hanging up his hat after nine years as Premier and 14 years as leader. Former Sherbrooke Mayor Jean Perreault was his campaign manager this time around and speaks to us about his thoughts on Charest's decision.

We also take a trip through our archives with a report from CBC TV news reporter Tom Kennedy, from March 26th, 1998. Hear what Jean Charest was saying when he first arrived from Ottawa to take over the leader-less Liberals in Quebec.
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Voters and Pierre Paradis supporters in Brome-Missisquoi

Pierre Paradis is one of the longest serving MNA's and he's not going anywhere. He re-won his seat in Brome-Missisquoi. CBC's Marika Wheeler was in Brome-Missisquoi on election night and brings us some of the voices of people in his riding about the results.
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For a closer look at the riding of Brome-Missisquoi, visit our Spotlight on Quebec regional ridings.