After the orange wave of 2011, Montreal has again changed color on Monday night, this time to take the red hue of the Liberal Party.
The formation of Justin Trudeau imposed on the island, while she was in the process of electing its candidates in 14 of the 18 districts of Montreal. Not surprisingly, the Liberal leader was elected in Papineau. When put online, he won 54% of votes counted. The candidate of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Anne Lagacé Dawson, for his part had 25% of votes. In Ahuntsic, liberal Mélanie Joly has easily imposed before the outgoing MP Maria Mourani, who wore the colors of the NDP since leaving the Bloc.
The evening was difficult for NDP candidates in Montreal. The party won only three seats, against ten in 2011. Small consolation, the leader Thomas Mulcair was elected in Outremont. However, it was dogged much of the evening for the Liberal candidate. New Democrat Alexandre Boulerice for his part, was elected with less difficulty in Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie, getting 48% of votes.
The Bloc has again struggled in the island on Monday night and has elected only one candidate, as in 2011. Gilles Duceppe lost again against New Democrat Hélène Laverdière, eluted with 36% voices.
Ironically, Mario Beaulieu, who had left his place to Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc in the head before the campaign, was elected in La Pointe-de-l’Île. He received 34% of votes, just ahead of the Liberal candidate.
As in 2011, the Conservative Party has bitten the dust in Montreal. The candidate who seemed to have the best chance of winning, Robert Libman, in Mont-Royal, was second behind the Liberal candidate.
The NDP swept in 450
The orange wave that had swept the 450 in 2011 did not stand Monday night. The South Shore and Laval went to the Liberal red, while the Bloc Quebecois has emerged on the North Shore.
South of the St. Lawrence, almost all NDP MPs elected in the previous elections were beaten. Only Matthew Dubé managed to retain his seat in Beloeil Chambly.
In the northern suburbs, the Bloc has improved its performance. Five of its candidates were leading at the time of publishing. The evening was less successful on the South Shore for the party, which was on track to win a single seat. At the time of this writing, the Bloc candidate in Pierre-Boucher-Vercheres-Les Patriotes led by 400 votes over the Liberal candidate. Suddenly, the star-Green Party candidate in that constituency, JICI Lauzon, lost his bet to be elected and was fourth at 9% of the votes.
Despite the strength of the Bloc on the North Shore, the mayor of Lorraine, Ramez Ayoub, was elected as a Liberal. The four Laval ridings are for their paths to the Liberal Party.
Applicants featured the Conservative Party failed to win in the greater Montreal area. The journalist Réjean Léveillé former has finished fourth in Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot, where the struggle proved clamped between the NDP and the Liberal Party. Terrebonne same result for Michel Surprenant. He who came to prominence in the Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared finished far behind the Bloc candidate, who won the seat.