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Liberals take Quebec vote

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By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA, Dec 9 (Reuters) Quebec separatists were in an upbeat mood on Tuesday, despite Canada Goose sale a third consecutive election defeat, saying the Parti Quebecois surprisingly strong performance was good reason to Canada Goose Outlet be optimistic.

The party, which wants the largely French speaking province of Quebec to break away from Canada, won 51 of the https://www.salecanadagooseoutlets.com/ 125 seats in the provincial legislature in Monday election, up from the 36 seats it had held previously. It also won 35 percent of the popular vote around 5 percentage points more than expected.

The ruling Liberals won 66 seats, up from the 48 they won in March 2007, and will form a majority government. They took 42 percent of the popular vote.

The Liberals and the Parti Quebecois gained at the canada goose expense of canada goose coats on sale the right leaning cheap Canada Goose Action democratique cheap canada goose uk du Quebec, which came close to winning in 2007. This time the ADQ won canada goose clearance sale just seven seats, down from the 39 it held when the vote was called.

With the Liberal Party winning a canadian goose jacket majority, the province will likely sideline any talk of separation from Canada for the next four years or so.

Yet Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois took heart from her party best performance since 1998 the last time it won canada goose factory sale power in the huge province of 7.5 million people.

getting down to work again because Canada Goose Coats On Sale we seen a real revival of our political movement. I at the head of a party that is in good health financially and organizationally, she told a televised news conference.

The canada goose uk outlet separatist movement 2018 canada goose sale reached a peak in 1995, when the province then Parti Quebecois government held a referendum on separation from Canada, which failed narrowly.

Since then, support for Quebec independence has gradually fallen below 40 percent. Marois had promised during the campaign that, if her party formed the government, she would not push for an immediate referendum.

Liberal premier Jean Charest called the Canada Goose online election less than two years into his mandate on the grounds he needed a majority in the legislature to tackle what he described as Canada Goose Online economic storm hitting Quebec.

issue buy canada goose jacket cheap of the election was the economy, and is still the economy. That hasn changed. That transcends all other issues, Charest uk canada goose outlet told a news canada goose store conference on Tuesday.

He said that, as far as he was concerned, Marois had clearly put independence on hold for a long time.

deliberately chose to put to the side canada goose uk shop the referendum, not Canada Goose Jackets just for one mandate but for two or three mandates, he said.

Several political observers linked the Parti Quebecois late surge to vociferous anti separatist comments in Ottawa last week by Conservative Prime Minister canada goose clearance Stephen canada goose black friday sale Harper.

The Bloc Quebecois the federal sister buy canada goose jacket party of the Parti Quebecois has promised to support plans for uk canada goose a coalition government that the canada goose uk black friday federal Liberals and New Canada Goose Parka Democrats want to create to replace the minority Conservatives. Harper reacted by railing against the separatist forces, offending many people in the province who canada goose coats saw it as an attack on Quebec.

Harper congratulated Charest, saying in a statement that Ottawa determined to build a strong Quebec within a united Canada Charest win seems likely to blunt any criticism that the prime minister had indirectly aided the separatist camp. (With additional reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Rob Wilson).