Worst defeat of the PQ: an “unfair” voting system, denounces PSPP

Worst defeat for the PQ: an «unfair

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In the aftermath of the worst defeat in the history of the Parti Québécois, elected leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon pleads injustice and calls for a reform of the voting system. It closes the door to any rapprochement or alliance with Québec solidaire.

Only three PQ deputies will make their debut in the National Assembly and the party obtained the lowest universal ballot result in its history, with 14.6% of the vote. Despite everything, the newly elected leader in the riding of Camille-Laurin remains positive.  

According to him, the population has decided that the CAQ deserves a second term, after managing the pandemic for two years.   

“We end up with more votes by universal suffrage than the official opposition which has 23 deputies”, he hammered, affirming that it is urgent to change this voting method which causes an injustice on the number of deputies .  

“The disproportion between the popular vote and the number of seats is historic and it is very problematic for democracy in Quebec. We have 15%, but not even 3% of the seats,” he said, describing our system as outdated.  

Difference between votes cast and seats obtained The voting system in place effective in representing the popular will? As of October 3, 2022 Compare with the number of seats obtained View seats

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With this result, the PQ may not be recognized in the National Assembly as an official political party. The PQ leader is demanding recognition and a budget commensurate with his result by popular vote, pleading for the survival of his party within the walls of the National Assembly.  

“François Legault has shown his desire to be a unifier and to work with the opposition. Dominique Anglade signified a similar desire. I call for this injustice to be recognized. Not to make it any worse, to allow every voice that has been expressed by universal suffrage to have an operating budget and to have a fair space to ask questions.” 

< strong>Impossible alliance with QS

PSPP is proud to have led the best campaign, according to the polls.  

However, this performance does not is not reflected in the results. In several traditionally PQ strongholds, the separatist formation has been totally downgraded by the Coalition Avenir Québec.  

However, in light of the results, more than 30% of voters gave their support to a sovereignist and progressive formation, either Québec solidaire or the Parti Québécois. 

The leader of the PQ nevertheless refuses to open the door to a possible alliance with the formation of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.  

“We are asking parties that do not think the same thing to merge because we are not not able to give a place to each party in a normal system”, first indicated the leader of the PQ. 

Bitterness

He admitted that the activists are still angry at the failure of the negotiations which were to lead to an alliance of the two parties in the 2018 election. Québec solidaire had finally turned its back on the PQ.   

“Let us remember how we were treated in 2018 by Québec solidaire. The activists have not forgotten it,” said PSPP. “There are insults that are said because we are for secularism.” 

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon had put the destiny of independence in the hands of the population. Even with the PQ's poor result, the leader believes he has rekindled the flame of the separatists.  

“There is esteem,” he said.  

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