Parti Québécois leadership elections

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This page lists the results of leadership elections held by the Parti Québécois. From its formation in 1968 and until 2005 the party president served as party leader. Elections are by one member, one vote.

1968 leadership election[edit]

(Held on October 14, 1968)

Levesque resigned as party president on June 20, 1985. Nadia Assimopoulos becomes interim president. Levesque however is usually regarded as remaining PQ leader during this period.

1985 leadership election[edit]

(Held September 29, 1985)[1]

Bernard Landry withdrew before voting.

Johnson resigned on November 10, 1987. Nadia Assimopoulos onces again becomes interim president and Guy Chevrette becomes interim parliamentary leader. Chevrette is usually regarded as the interim leader during this period.

1988 leadership election[edit]

(Held on March 18, 1988)

1996 leadership election[edit]

(Held on January 27, 1996)

2001 leadership election[edit]

(Held on March 2, 2001)

Bernard Landry resigned on June 6, 2005. Louise Harel was chosen interim parliamentary leader.

2005 leadership election[edit]

(Held on November 15, 2005)

Gilbert Paquette withdrew a few days before voting.

Boisclair resigned on May 8, 2007. François Gendron was chosen interim leader.

2007 leadership election[edit]

(Held on June 27, 2007)

Gilles Duceppe was a candidate but withdrew after 24 hours.

2015 leadership election[edit]

(To be held May 2015)


  1. ^ Robinson, Jennifer (September 30, 1985). "PQ vote: It's Johnson in landslide as party leader and next premier". Montreal Gazette. p. 1. 

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