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The 1897 Quebec general election was held on May 11, 1897, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Quebec Liberal Party, led by Félix-Gabriel Marchand, defeated the incumbent Quebec Conservative Party, led by Edmund James Flynn.
74 seats in the 9th Legislative Assembly of Quebec
38 seats were needed for a majority
This marked the start of over 39 consecutive years in power for the Liberals. The Conservative Party never held power again in Quebec, and ceased to exist in 1936 when it merged with the Action libérale nationale to form the Union Nationale, which formed a government later that year.
Marchand died in office in 1900, and was succeeded by Simon-Napoléon Parent as Liberal leader and premier.
Additional Assembly seatEdit
|Party||Party leader||# of
|1892||Elected||% Change||#||%||% Change|
|Conservative||Edmund James Flynn||51||23||-54.9%||98,941||43.82%||-8.59%|
- An Act to erect the Magdalen Islands into an electoral district, S.Q. 1895, c. 6