Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec

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Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec
Leader Stéphane Blais
Founded 2011 (2011)
Headquarters 2500, rue Jean-Perrin, bureau 201
Québec (Québec)
G2C 1X1
Ideology Direct democracy
Website
www.citoyensaupouvoir.ca

Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec is a minor political party in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Platform[edit]

The main policy point in the party's platform is the creation of a constituent assembly via random draw which will help "give freedom to citizens to decide on the type of society, state and government they want". They advocate for elected deputy's duty to consult their fellow citizens and vote according to their constituency's opinions instead of their party line. Although the party has a leader by law, its direct democracy renders this role obsolete and it uses spokespersons instead and its candidates are called mandataries. The party proposes the establishment of direct democracy, through referendums initiated by the citizens, on the model in use in Switzerland.

History[edit]

The party was founded in 2011 under the name Coalition pour la constituante (Coalition for a constituent assembly) when the Mouvement des Sans-Parti issued its manifesto, signed by over 500 supporters. It became officially registered under the Election Act in June 2012 and it first ran candidates in the September 2012 election. The party changed its name in 2013 to Parti des sans parti (Party of people without a party), then in 2015 to Sans parti – Citoyens constituants (Without a party - Constituant citizens) and again in 2016 to its present name, Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec (Citizens in power of Quebec). The party's leader is Stéphane Blais since 2018.

Spokesperson[edit]

  • Marc Fafard, June 2012-September 2012
  • Daniel Guersan, 2012-2013
  • Frank Malenfant, 2013–2016
  • Bernard Gauthier, 2016-2017
  • Stéphane Blais, 2018-

Election results[edit]

General election Name # of candidates # of elected candidates % of popular vote
2012 Coalition pour la constituante 29 0 0.12%
2014 Parti des sans parti 5 0 0.03%
2018 Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec

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