Quebec election

March 27, 2007

A weird result – Mario Dumont’s Action Democratique, a conservative autonomist-but-not-separatist party, outpolled the PQ, giving the Liberals a plurality but not a majority. This rarely happens in any provincial election; blowout majorities are a lot more likeley than pluralities.

Someone mentioned on dKos the other day that Canada manages to have provincial party systems that are totally independent of what happens at the federal level. I responded that this was easy in Quebec; the people there consider themselves a separate nation and speak their own language, so of course they should have their own parties.

But this is getting ridiculous. More like Tamil Nadu, with two local autonomist parties alternating in power for decades with the national parties reduced to trying to form alliances with one or the other.

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One Response to “Quebec election”

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