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A new poll shows that Conservatives are set to win the first time around with a majority of seats.
However, they’ll need a majority to retain power for at least the next four years.
The poll results are in, and Canada’s largest city, Montreal, is holding its first-of-its-kind elections for municipal council in 2019: a first for Quebec.
It’s expected to be the most divisive election in decades, as it pits a minority Conservative government against a Liberal minority government led by former premier Pauline Marois.
As we’ve seen in recent years, it’s not uncommon for an incumbent to lose his seat to a party challenger, as happened in 2011, when then-premier Pauline Guimond announced she was running for the Liberals in the Montreal riding of Guimonde.
The result has left the province’s political scene in turmoil and uncertainty.
“It will be interesting to see how this plays out in 2019,” said John Manley, a professor at the University of Montreal’s School of Public Policy and Political Science and a former adviser to the federal Conservatives.
“The new premier, the Liberals, have said they are not going to be in government and have no plans to run in 2019.”
For his part, Marois has made a strong case that her party is best positioned to govern, despite the fact that the Liberals are in opposition and the province has been in a state of emergency since last spring’s floods.
“I think it’s clear that we are the strongest party in Quebec,” Marois told a news conference after the poll results were announced.
“We are going to continue to be able to do so.”
She said the Liberal party would “have to be on the same page with the province.”
She also said she’s open to the idea of another election if the province cannot get through its fiscal problems in time.
“There is no reason why we cannot run another election,” Maris said.
“In the last election we were able to run a very strong campaign.
There was no reason not to.”
But she said she hopes for a “much more stable” government that can negotiate better budgets with the provinces.
“What we have to do is have a very clear and clear commitment to Quebec, that we can deliver on our promise,” Marisses said.
She also expressed confidence that the party’s leadership will have a hand in crafting a new Liberal government in Quebec, saying it is important that the province and Quebec remain in the fold.
“One of the things that has changed for me, in my view, is that I think that the leadership of the Liberal Party has a lot to offer to Quebec and I have been very pleased to have been able to help them,” she said.
The results of the Quebec election will be known by the end of this month, and will be made public on Oct. 27.
However there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the outcome.
Some polls show the Liberals leading the Conservatives in the province, and Marois is widely expected to remain in power.
The Liberals’ position in the polls is likely to change after the election, as they continue to lose support among those who’ve voted for the party in the past.
But for now, it seems that the Liberal leadership will need to step up and do something.
“If we can have a clear and credible promise that they are going back into the government, we have a strong chance of actually keeping our majority,” said Manley.
“And if we can’t do that, then there’s going to have to be some sort of an election that’s held, where the Liberals actually have a chance to win.”
A poll released by Ipsos Reid on Sunday put the Liberals ahead of the Conservatives, with the two-party race at 41% and 43% respectively.
In a telephone poll conducted over the weekend, the NDP was also seen as the