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September 4, 2012 8:06 PM Subscribe
Quebec throws out Charest, elects PQ minority government
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Quebec has handed a minority government to the Parti Quebecois, a left-leaning separatist party who promised to freeze tuition
, the subject of massive demonstrations discussion previously on the blue.
Notable moments: Premier Charest loses his own seat
. As noted in this article, it is not a clear sweep for the PQ, or a landslide for the left, as the right-wing CAQ winning several seats.
Biggest schadenfreude moment for the student protesters: Student leader turned politician, Leo Burebleau-Blouin, 20 years old, defeated the Finance Minister, who had sat across the table from him and the other student leaders during months of negotiations over tuition and the student demonstrations
. He is the youngest MNA ever elected in Quebec.
Most ridiculous: some people wearing the badge of student protesters, the red square were turned away from the polling station because red is the colour of the Liberal party
Some student organizers, like this woman interviewed on Rabble, is taking a wait-and-see approach to the new premier's education promises
--despite campaigning for a PQ candidate.