1996 Bloc Québécois leadership election

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1996 Bloc Québécois leadership election

February 17, 1996 1997 →
  Michel Gauthier (cropped).jpg FrancineLalonde2007.jpg
Candidate Michel Gauthier Francine Lalonde
Riding Roberval Mercier
Votes 104 51
Percentage 67.1% 32.9%

Leader before election

Gilles Duceppe (Interim)

Elected Leader

Michel Gauthier

Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1996
DateFebruary 17, 1996
Resigning leaderLucien Bouchard
Won byMichel Gauthier
Ballots1
Candidates2
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The Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1996 was the leadership election to replace Lucien Bouchard after he left the Bloc Québécois to become Premier of Quebec.[1] Michel Gauthier won the election and became Leader of the Official Opposition.[1][2]

Candidates[edit]

Name Riding Notes Source
Michel Gauthier Roberval Joined party on October 25, 1993 [1][2]
Francine Lalonde FrancineLalonde2007.jpg Mercier Joined party on October 25, 1993 [3]

Result[edit]

First Ballot
Candidate Votes Percentage
GAUTHIER, Michel 104 67.1%
FrancineLalonde2007.jpg LALONDE, Francine 51 32.9%
Total 155 100%

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Bloc Québécois through the years". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 2011. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "GAUTHIER, Michel, B.Sp". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "LALONDE, Francine, B.A." Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 11, 2011.