September 30, 2018 11:44 pm
Updated: October 1, 2018 12:34 pm

Quebec election: Abitibi-Est results

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The Abitibi-Est riding, which includes the communities of Val-d’Or, Malartic and parts of Rouyn-Noranda, is located the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.

The four candidates from parties serving in the National Assembly at dissolution:

Coalition Avenir Québec: Pierre Dufour
Parti Québécois: Élizabeth Larouche
Quebec Liberal Party: Guy Bourgeois
Québec Solidaire: Lyne Cyr

The incumbent heading into the 2018 election was Liberal Guy Bourgeois, who was elected in 2014 when the Quebec Liberals won a majority.

History

Abitibi-Est was created in 1944 when the riding of Abitibi was officially split into two.

Since the 1970s, the riding has toggled between the Parti Québécois and the Quebec Liberals.

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