May 24, 2022

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A single vote gives him the town hall keys

A single vote gives him the town hall keys

Despite a vote on astronomy, a single vote separated the two candidates for mayor of Saint-Gerrard-Mazella in Monterrey.

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Mary Leville from the Citizen Alliance, 92 votes against 91 for the outgoing mayor, Georges-Henry Parentou.

Surprisingly, the parish, which has 223 voters, recorded 85% turnout in the municipal elections. By comparison, in Montreal, just over 38% of citizens exercised their right to vote by the end of Sunday’s poll.

“I was a little surprised that I won with the voice, but I was satisfied. You should know that there has been a massive division in our municipality for a year. This is a rift arising from the expansion of our community hall. At present our population is very divided, ”he explains Journal The new mayor, Mary Leville.

The outgoing mayor, Georges-Henry Parentou, confirmed that he had not said his last word.

“I’m definitely counting the votes because we have only one difference. If it’s any different, I know she’s [Marie Léveillée] Said Mr. Parentou, who has been in politics for more than 16 years.

Outgoing Mayor of St. Gerard-Mazella, Georges-Henry Parentou.

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Outgoing Mayor of St. Gerard-Mazella, Georges-Henry Parentou.

According to Elections Quebec, his request could also change the results of the last election in Saint-Gerrard-Mazella, as at least 6 votes were rejected in the town hall.

At worst, Georges-Henry Parentou said he would take advantage of the defeat and retire.

Tensions between the two candidates for mayor in Saint-Gerrard-Mazella have been evident for several weeks.

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Clashes also erupted on Sunday between the two men over an election poster of Mary Leville of the Citizen Alliance party. The mark in question was illegally erected in front of the polling station.

“Yes, my poster should not be there. At the same time, this is not a reason for two people to fight on the field and for Sûreté du Québec (SQ) to interfere, ”Ms. Léveillé lamenting.