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Judicial recount confirms NDP's Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet won in Hochelaga

New Democratic candidate Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet has been confirmed the winner over Liberal Marwah Rizqy in the riding of Hochelaga after a judicial recount.

Incumbent New Democrat MP's margin of victory was only 500 votes over Liberal rival

Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, New Democratic MP for Hochelaga, has had her win confirmed in a judicial recount. (Jaela Bernstien)

New Democratic candidate Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet has been confirmed the winner in the riding of Hochelaga after a recount, Elections Canada said on Thursday.

On the night of the Oct. 19 election Boutin-Sweet won the riding by a margin of 541 votes. The Liberal candidate, Marwah Rizqy, came second. After the recount, that difference was adjusted to 500 votes.

The recount was requested by a candidate, Elections Canada said.

In cases where the margin is less than one one-thousandth of the valid votes cast, recounts are mandatory.

Another recount in Quebec, in the riding of Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup, confirmed the victory of Conservative Bernard Généreux over Liberal Marie-Josée Normand on Oct. 31.

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