October 24, 2021

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Valerie Plante finds her running mate | Municipal elections in Quebec 2021

Valerie Plante finds her running mate |  Municipal elections in Quebec 2021

Sophie Maujerol agreed to work as her running partner, Radio-Canada learned. Election Montreal has confirmed that the outgoing councilor who sat in the Ville-Marie borough for four years and once again sought votes has agreed to play the role once again.

Mrs. Maujerol was selected as Valerie Plante’s Running Mate in 2017. But since the head of Project Montreal has won the mayoral race, the new adviser does not have to relinquish his position.

Valerie Plante is well aware of Saint-Mary. She represented the district for four years after defeating Louis Harrell in the 2013 election.

Denise Coder could become a councilor in Montreal-North if she can’t take the reins of the town hall. As in 2017, outgoing councilor and candidate Chantal Rosie has agreed to serve as his running mate. The news was announced on the first day of the municipal election campaign, September 17.

Sophie Maujerol will be back as Valerie Plante’s running mate this year.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Ivano Demers

There has been a running mate system since 2005 to allow mayoral candidates to sit against the City Council when they lose. To do this, their running mate must be elected as a city councilor.

Richard Bergeron was able to sit on the Municipal Council from 2013 to 2017, although he was the third most likely candidate for mayor. Melanie Jolie, who finished second, could not do the same, as her running mate Mary-Claude Johnson could not be elected in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace district.

It is not mandatory for mayoral candidates to appoint a running mate. It is not mandatory to sit in his place when defeated. This is the same choice that Denise Codre made in 2017. The loser, the outgoing mayor preferred Stay out of politics Than to replace Chantal Rosie in Montreal-Nord.

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Neither Valerie Plante nor Denise Coderre (yet) is committed to sitting in the Opposition on the Municipal Council in the event of losing the election on November 7.

In Saint-Mary, Sophie Maujerol will face Daniel Woodrin (ensemble Montreal), Sam Miriello (Movement Montreal) and Mark-Andre Bahl (pour Rallyment Montreal). Chantal Rossi will face Fatima Gabriela Salazar Gomez from Project Montreal, the second in Ovid-Clermont, where she represents herself.