Liberal incumbent takes sixth mandate in Robert-Baldwin
Liberal candidate Pierre Marsan celebrating his victory in Robert-Baldwin. Photo by Keith McAuliffe.
It is now confirmed, the Liberal incumbent in Robert-Baldwin, Pierre Marsan, has retained his seat in the National Assembly.
The riding’s Liberal MNA since 1994 finished first with 75 per cent of votes, an 23,000-vote majority.
Twenty supporters, volunteers and friends had gathered at the campaign office in Dollard des Ormeaux, for election night.
"I think there is a good relationship of trust between me and the voters once again the campaign went well. I think people here want us to continue to work against a referendum and we put the emphasis on the economy and jobs, "said Marsan after the announcement of his victory.
The Liberals placed second nationally and will form the official opposition with 50 seats. For Pierre Marsan there are lessons to be learned from the election. "If the voters wanted to send us to the opposition for a little while, it's their choice," he said. "The Parti Québécois forms a minority government now. It is up to us to take the right lessons and come back even stronger and very quickly, "he added.
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) candidate Toni Rinow, finished in second place behind Pierre Marsan, with 13 per cent of votes. However, the candidate said she was very happy with the result. "We collected over 4,000 votes, which is already good, especially in a riding that is a big challenge. We did a good job and now we know the people, "said Rinow at the great CAQ gathering of the CAQ in the Assomption riding.
The Parti Québécois (PQ) candidate Alexandre Pagé-Chassé finished in third place with a thin 5 per cent of thevote, which is 2 per cent less than he did in 2008.
The Green Party of Quebec, who finished third in the last election, finds itself fourth, almost tied with Québec Solidaire, who finished fifth.
Option national candidate, Sophie Turcot, collected 0.5% of the voting and placed just ahead of Union Citoyenne du Québec candidate Fredrick Anthony Ghali.
-- With files from Benoit Philie