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Judge orders recount for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup riding

Liberal candidate Marie-Josée Normand asked for a recount in the Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup riding after losing by 265 votes.

Liberal candidate who lost by 265 votes asks for recount after perceived irregularities

Marie-Josée Normand asked for the recount after alleged irregularities on election night in the riding of Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup. (Liberal Party of Canada)

Quebec Superior Court Justice Claude Bouchard has ordered a recount in the riding of Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup.

Liberal candidate Marie-Josée Normand asked for the recount after she lost to the Conservatives' Bernard Généreux in last week's federal election.

Early indications had Normand losing by 265 votes.

But in Justice Bouchard's ruling, that number was revised to 269 votes.

Généreux had 14,264 votes, compared to 13,995 for Normand.

After the election, an official on Normand's campaign team said he believed there were irregularities in the voting and counting procedures.

The recount will be held on October 29, 2015 at the courthouse in Rivière-du-Loup.

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