September 9, 2017 11:12 am
Updated: September 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Lisée survives confidence vote with 92.8% support at PQ convention

WATCH: Jean-François Lisée‘s tenure as leader of the Parti Québécois was put to the test Saturday, as members of the party held a confidence vote. As Global’s Raquel Fletcher reports, he can now breathe a sigh of relief.


Jean-François Lisée can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Parti Québécois leader’s tenure was put to the test Saturday, with members of the sovereignist party holding a confidence vote on his stewardship.

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Lisée, who steadfastly refused to specify a minimum percentage he would find acceptable to stay on, ended up securing 92.8 per cent of the vote.

The result suggests that, with a provincial election set to be held in just over a year, the PQ doesn’t see itself as being in a position to switch leaders yet again.

Lisée assumed leadership of the PQ in October last year.

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