Parti 51

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Party 51
Parti 51
Leader Hans Mercier[1]
Spokesperson Sonia Vachon
Founded August 11, 1989 (1989-08-11)[2]/Resurrected: October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)[1]
Dissolved December 13, 1990 (1990-12-13)[2]/Present
Headquarters Saint-Georges, Quebec[1]
Ideology Annexation
Website
http://parti51.com

Parti 51 is a minor political party in the Canadian province of Quebec that was founded in the late 1980s under the leadership of Serge Talon. The party proposed the separation of Quebec from Canada in order to seek admission to the United States as the 51st state of that union. The party had no success in winning any seat in 1989 election to the National Assembly of Quebec, and in the spring of 1990, asked the Direction of Elections of Quebec to dissolve the party because it no longer had enough members to form an executive committee.[3]

In 2016, the party was relaunched by a Saint-Georges lawyer Hans Mercier.[4]

1989 Election Results[edit]

In the 1989 Quebec provincial election, the only election in which it nominated candidates, the party nominated 11 candidates, who won 3,846 votes, or 0.11% of the popular vote in the province.

Results of Party 51 candidates in 1989 National Assembly of Quebec elections
District Candidate Votes Percentage
Vachon Paul Ducharme 223 0.66 %
Richmond Michel Dostie 210 0.87 %
Johnson Yvan Lapointe 257 0.99 %
Brome-Missisquoi Jean-Guy Péloquin 269 1.08 %
Sherbrooke Yvon Rivet 315 1.11 %
Anjou Michel Gauthier 281 1.16 %
Mégantic-Compton Edmond Trudeau 245 1.17 %
LaFontaine Roger Wistaff 391 1.48 %
Drummond Diane Carrier 493 1.58 %
Saint-François France Bougie 568 1.97 %
Orford André Perron 594 1.98 %

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Le Directeur général des élections du Québec". Le Directeur général des élections du Québec. 
  2. ^ a b "Parti 51". QuébecPolitique.com (in French). 1 August 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Crête, Jean. "L'année politique au Québec 1989-1990: La vie des partis" (in French). Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal. Retrieved 2018-05-11. 
  4. ^ "L'avocat beauceron Hans Mercier relance le Parti 51". L'Éclaireur Progrès (in French). Retrieved 28 October 2017. 

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