Parti Québécois candidate Mireille Jean wins Chicoutimi byelection
CHICOUTIMI – Parti Québécois (PQ) candidate Mireille Jean easily won the Chicoutimi provincial byelection Monday night.
She had around 45 per cent of the popular vote.
The position had been vacant since last October after Parti Québécois MNA Stéphane Bédard stepped down.
Bédard had represented the riding for 17 years.
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Chicoutimi has been in the hands of the Parti Québécois for 43 years.
The result does little to change the makeup of the 125-seat National Assembly, where the Liberals have 71 seats, the PQ now has 30 and the CAQ, 20.
Québec Solidaire has three members and there is one Independent.
-With files from Canadian Press
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