November 27, 2022

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Breaking many records: Election results in numbers

Breaking many records: Election results in numbers

The general elections held on Monday broke several records in the National Assembly. The figures depict the representatives elected to this new legislature.

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It is the number of elected members from visible minorities. In addition, the first Aboriginal woman entered the National Assembly. When elections are called, the twelve elected members belong to visible minorities.

46%

This is the ratio of women deputies, 58 women were elected. The largest number of women elected in Quebec history.

51 years old

This is the average age of members elected to this new legislature. The two youngest elected are Samuel Poulin and 31-year-old Kariane Bourassa of the CAQ. CAQ’s Luc Provençal, Robert Bussier and Pierre Fitzgibbon are the three oldest, aged 67.

Minister for Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon

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Minister for Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon

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This is the number of CAQ women candidates who lost on Monday. In comparison, only seven male candidates made the cut. In all, 60% of those represented on the CAQ were elected women.

CAQ candidate, former mayor of Longueuil Caroline Saint-Hilaire has kicked the dust in Sherbrooke.

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CAQ candidate, former mayor of Longueuil Caroline Saint-Hilaire has kicked the dust in Sherbrooke.

66.06%

This is the voter turnout. This was the second lowest voter turnout in 50 years after the 2008 ballot of 57.43%. In 2018, the polling percentage increased to 66.45%.

12

This is the number of elected officials who were not born in Quebec. Lebanon is the most represented country with three elected members: Sona Lakhoyan Olivier (PLQ), Alice Abou-Khalil (CAQ) and Ruba Ghazal (QS).

Ruba Ghazal

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Ruba Ghazal

43

This is the number of elected officials who do not live in their constituency. But many live in neighboring ridings, especially those in larger centres.

Bernard Drainville, the new MP for Lewes

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Bernard Drainville, the new MP for Lewes

19

It is the number of elected officials who hold or already hold the elected municipal office of mayor or councillor. Three of them will have to leave their current duties: Yves Montigny, mayor of Baie-Comeau and elected in René-Lévesque, Isabelle Poulet, councilor in Saint-Julie and elected in Laporte, and Daniel Bernard, councilor and elected in Rouin-Noranda. In Rouen-Noranda-Temiscamingue.

Yves Montigny

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Yves Montigny