Quebec Municipal Election Results: Quebec City – Montreal | The Canadian News

Bruno Marchand has been elected mayor of Quebec City.

Marchand won the race to be the 38th mayor of Quebec City with 32.3 percent of the vote Sunday night.

As the polls predicted, it was an extremely close race between him and Régis Labeaume’s successor, Marie-Josée Savard, who got 31.9 percent of the vote.

The new mayor’s campaign focused on ideas for change and positive leadership.

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Throughout the campaign, he remained confident that his new party, Québec forte et fière, could garner enough support to secure his election.

Although Marie-Josée Savard’s team seemed hopeful early Sunday night, morale seemed to change later. His campaign focused on his experience and was based on the construction of a new tram project.

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Savard previously faced criticism for his performance during a televised debate, where he wrongly estimated the debt to be $ 550 million when in fact it is $ 1.5 billion.

The gains from Québec forte et fière came at a cost to other parties, especially Jean-François Gosselin’s Québec 21 party. After garnering just 25 percent of the vote, Québec 21 will no longer be the official opposition.

Jackie Smith, the leader of Transition Québec, surpassed Jean Rousseau de Démocratie Québec by 2 percent of the vote by winning support in central districts, such as Limoilou.

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