April 4, 2014 12:44 pm
Updated: April 4, 2014 8:25 pm

Quebec Election 101


Been away for the past month? Don’t follow politics? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s a last-minute guide to the 2014 Quebec elections.

Voting day: Monday, April 7, 2014 (click here to find your polling station)

Party leaders: 

Parti Québecois (PQ): Pauline Marois

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Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ): Phillippe Couillard

Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard speaks to supporters at the local riding office Thursday, April 3, 2014 while campaigning in Granby, Que. Quebecers will vote in a provincial election April 7, 2014.

Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ): François Legault

Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault

Québec Solidaire: Andrés Fontecilla & Françoise David

Francoise David is the co-spokesperson for the Quebec Solidaire.

Andrés Fontecilla

Number of ridings in Quebec: 125

Number of candidates: 815

Eligible voters: ≈ 6 million

Voter turn out for advanced polls: 17,68 %

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Main election campaign issues: sovereignty, referendum, charter of values, language, economy, integrity

Location of National Assembly: Quebec City

Number of seats in the National Assembly: 125

Number of seats needed for a majority: 63

Projected cost of the elections: $88 million

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