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1997 Bloc Québécois leadership election

The Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1997 was the leadership election that picked the new leader to replace Michel Gauthier as leader. The leadership election was conducted by a one member, one vote (OMOV) process involving all party members. Voters were asked to list their first, second and third choices on the ballot. Gilles Duceppe won the leadership election.[1]

1997 Bloc Québécois leadership election

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  Gilles Duceppe.jpg
Candidate Gilles Duceppe Yves Duhaime Rodrigue Biron
Riding Laurier—Sainte-Marie - -
Final ballot votes 25,561 16,408 6,468
Final ballot percentage 52.77% 33.87% 13.35%
First ballot votes 21,268 16,408 6,468
Final ballot percentage 43.91% 33.87% 13.35%

  FrancineLalonde2007.jpg Daniel Turp1.jpg
Candidate Francine Lalonde Daniel Turp Pierrette Venne
Riding Mercier - Saint-Hubert
Final ballot votes Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
Final ballot percentage Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
First ballot votes 2,671 1,081 541
Final ballot percentage 5.51% 2.23% 1.12%

Leader before election

Michel Gauthier

Elected Leader

Gilles Duceppe

Bloc Québécois leadership election, 1997
DateMarch 15, 1997
Resigning leaderMichel Gauthier
Won byGilles Duceppe
Ballots2
Candidates6
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TimelineEdit

CandidatesEdit

Name Riding Notes Source
Gilles Duceppe   Laurier—Sainte-Marie Became first Member of Parliament under the "Bloc Québécois banner" by winning a by-election in 1990 in the riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie. [1]
Yves Duhaime [3]
Rodrigue Biron [3]
Francine Lalonde   [3]
Daniel Turp   [3]
Pierrette Venne [3]

ResultEdit

Support by Ballot
Candidate 1st ballot 2nd ballot
Votes cast % Votes cast %
  DUCEPPE, Gilles 21,268 43.91% 25,561 52.77%
DUHAIME, Yves 16,408 33.87% 16,408 33.87%
BIRON, Rodrique 6,468 13.35% 6,468 13.35%
  LALONDE, Francine 2,671 5.51% Eliminated
  TURP, Daniel 1,081 2.23% Eliminated
VENNE, Pierette 541 1.12% Eliminated
Total 48,437 100.0% 48,437 100.0%

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Bloc Québécois through the years". The Globe and Mail. May 3, 2011. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "LEADERSHIP ROLES". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Leadership Conventions". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved May 14, 2011.