During his term of office, the party was plagued by internal divisions. While three MNAs remained loyal to Leader Camil Samson, Latulippe and the rest of the caucus withdrew their support and appointed Armand Bois as temporary leader, until a leadership convention could determine a new leader.
Eventually, the Samson faction re-joined the party and Yvon Dupuis was chosen as leader. Nonetheless, Latulippe was defeated and finished second in the district of Mégantic-Compton in the 1973 election.
|National Assembly of Quebec|
Fernand Grenier (Union Nationale)
|MNA for Frontenac
Henri Lecours (Liberal)