Parti Québécois wins Richelieu riding in byelection
Seat became vacant last fall when Élaine Zakaïb stepped down
The Parti Quebécois barely held onto a longtime stronghold in a Quebec byelection Monday night.
Sylvain Rochon took the riding of Richelieu — northeast of Montreal — which has voted PQ since 1994, and became vacant last fall when Élaine Zakaïb stepped down.
Rochon, who won with 36 per cent of the vote, was a former adviser to Zakaïb.
The Liberals have 69 seats in the 125-member national assembly, compared with 30 for the PQ.
The Coalition Avenir Québec has 22 seats, Québec Solidaire has three, and there is one vacancy.