2008 Quebec general election

The 2008 Quebec general election was held on December 8. Jean Charest's Quebec Liberal Party won a majority of seats and Pauline Marois' Parti Québécois formed the opposition.[1]

2008 Quebec general election

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125 seats in the National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats needed for a majority
Turnout57.43% (Decrease13.8%)
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Jean Charest Pauline Marois
Party Liberal Parti Québécois
Leader's seat Sherbrooke Charlevoix
Last election 48 seats, 33.08% 36 seats, 28.35%
Seats won 66 51
Seat change Increase18 Increase15
Popular vote 1,366,046 1,139,185
Percentage 42.08% 35.17%
Swing Increase9.00% Increase6.82%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Mario Dumont Françoise David and Amir Khadir (as spokespeople)
Party Action démocratique Québec solidaire
Leader's seat Rivière-du-Loup David: Ran in Gouin (lost) Khadir: Mercier
Last election 41 seats, 30.84% 0 seats, 3.64%
Seats won 7 1
Seat change Decrease34 Increase1
Popular vote 529,925 123,061
Percentage 16.37% 3.78%
Swing Decrease14.47% Increase0.14%

Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via results by each riding. Click the map for more details.

Premier before election

Jean Charest
Liberal

Premier after election

Jean Charest
Liberal

References change

  1. "Résultats officiels par parti politique pour l'ensemble des circonscriptions". Directeur général des élections du Québec. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2012.