Quebec general election, 1989

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Quebec general election, 1989
Quebec
1985 ←
September 25, 1989 → 1994
outgoing members ←

125 seats in the 34th National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 75.02%
  First party Second party Third party
  Robert-Bourassa.jpg Jacques-Parizeau-Headshot-2008.jpeg
EP
Leader Robert Bourassa Jacques Parizeau Robert Libman
Party Liberal Parti Québécois Equality
Leader since October 15, 1983 March 18, 1988 1989
Leader's seat Saint-Laurent L'Assomption D'Arcy-McGee
Last election 99 seats, 55.99% 23 seats, 38.69% pre-creation
Seats won 92 29 4
Seat change Decrease7 Increase6 Increase4
Popular vote 1,702,808 1,369,067 125,726
Percentage 49.95% 40.16% 3.69%
Swing Decrease6.04% Increase1.47%

Premier before election

Robert Bourassa
Liberal

Premier-designate

Robert Bourassa
Liberal

The Quebec general election of 1989 was held on September 25, 1989, to elect members of the National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The incumbent Quebec Liberal Party, led by Robert Bourassa, won re-election, defeating the Parti Québécois, led by Jacques Parizeau.

This election was notable for the arrival of the Equality Party, which advocated English-speaking minority rights. It won four seats, but never had any success in any subsequent election.

Results[edit]

The overall results were:[1]

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1985 Elected % Change # % % Change
Liberal Robert Bourassa 125 99 92 -7.1% 1,702,808 49.95% -6.04%
Parti Québécois Jacques Parizeau 125 23 29 +26.1% 1,369,067 40.16% +1.47%
Equality Robert Libman 19 * 4 * 125,726 3.69% *
Green Jean Ouimet 46 - - - 67,675 1.99% +1.85%
New Democratic Gaétan Nadeau 55 - - - 41 504 1.22% -1.20%
Unity James Atkinson 16 * - * 33 862 0.99% *
Lemon Denis Patenaude 11 * - * 7 550 0.22% *
     Workers Gérard Lachance 19 * - * 5 497 0.16% *
Progressive Conservative Robert Coppenrath 12 - - - 4 750 0.14% -0.89%
     Parti indépendantiste Gilles Rhéaume 12 - - - 4 607 0.14% -0.31%
Marxist–Leninist Christine Robidoux 30 * - * 4 245 0.12% *
     Parti 51 André Perron 11 * - * 3,846 0.11% *
     United Social Credit Jean-Paul Poulin 11 - - - 2,973 0.09% +0.04%
  Socialist 10 - - - 2,203 0.06% +0.01%
Commonwealth of Canada   11 - - - 1,799 0.05% -0.02%
Communist Marianne Roy 10 - - - 808 0.02% -
     Independents/no designation 34 - - - 29,989 0.88% +0.45%
Total 557 122 125 +2.5% 3,408,909 100%  


Party Seats Second Third
Liberal 92 33 0
Parti Québécois 29 86 10
Equality 4 5 10


Vote share
PLQ
  
49.95%
PQ
  
40.16%
Equality
  
3.69%
Green
  
1.99%
NDP
  
1.22%
Unity
  
0.99%
Others
  
2.00%

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Résultats officiels par parti politique pour l'ensemble des circonscriptions". Directeur général des élections du Québec. Retrieved 2012-01-31.