Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1997

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Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1997
Date March 15, 1997
Resigning leader Michel Gauthier
Won by Gilles Duceppe
Ballots 2
Candidates 6

Bloc Québécois leadership elections
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The Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1997 was the leadership election that picked the new leader to replace Michel Gauthier as leader. The leadership election was conducted by a one member, one vote (OMOV) process involving all party members. Voters were asked to list their first, second and third choices on the ballot. Gilles Duceppe won the leadership election.[1]

Timeline[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Name Riding Notes Source
Gilles Duceppe Gilles Duceppe.jpg Laurier—Sainte-Marie Became first Member of Parliament under the "Bloc Québécois banner" by winning a by-election in 1990 in the riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie. [1]
Yves Duhaime [3]
Rodrigue Biron [3]
Francine Lalonde FrancineLalonde2007.jpg [3]
Daniel Turp Daniel Turp1.jpg [3]
Pierrette Venne [3]

Result[edit]

Support by Ballot
Candidate 1st ballot 2nd ballot
Votes cast  % Votes cast  %
Gilles Duceppe2.jpg DUCEPPE, Gilles 21,268 43.91% 25,561 52.77%
DUHAIME, Yves 16,408 33.87% 16,408 33.87%
BIRON, Rodrique 6,468 13.35% 6,468 13.35%
FrancineLalonde2007.jpg LALONDE, Francine 2,671 5.51% Eliminated
Daniel Turp1.jpg TURP, Daniel 1,081 2.23% Eliminated
VENNE, Pierette 541 1.12% Eliminated
Total 48,437 100.0% 48,437 100.0%

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Bloc Québécois through the years". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "LEADERSHIP ROLES". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Leadership Conventions". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2011.