Ensemble Montréal’s candidate for Outremont, Laurent Desbois, outpointed Projet Montréal’s incumbent mayor, Philippe Tomlinson, by just 23 votes.
Projet Montréal de Valérie Plante has requested a judicial recount of the votes for the mayor of the municipality of Outremont and the district of Téraultville de Mercier – Hochelaga – Maisonneuve.
A party spokesman confirmed that he had made the request in the Montreal courthouse on Thursday. If approved by a judge, Elections Montreal will recount the ballots.
According to official results, Ensemble Montréal’s candidate for Outremont, Laurent Desbois, outpointed Projet Montréal’s incumbent mayor, Philippe Tomlinson, by just 23 votes.
In Tétreaultville, Projet Montréal’s incumbent councilor Suzie Miron lost to Julien Hénault-Ratelle of Ensemble Montréal by 42 votes.
It is not known whether Ensemble Montréal will request judicial recounts in the races it lost by narrow margins.
The deadline to decide whether to request a recount is Monday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m.
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Outremont County Mayor Preliminary Results
- Laurent Desbois (Ensemble Montréal): 4,151 (50.1%) – advantage of 23 votes
- Philipe Tomlinson (Montreal Project): 4,128 (49.9%)
- Votes rejected: 301
Total votes: 8,580 (56% of 15,328 registered voters)
Preliminary results of the councilor of Tétreaultville (Mercier – Hochelaga – Maisonneuve)
- Julien Hénault-Ratelle (Ensemble Montréal): 5,149 (46.5%) – 42 votes ahead
- Suzie Miron (Montreal Project): 5,107 (46.1%)
- Priscille Dossouvi (Montreal Movement): 421 (3.8%)
- Jean Pierre Dakouo (Montreal Share): 399 (3.6%)
- Votes rejected: 277
Total votes: 11,353 (42.6% of 26,636 registered voters)