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Nicolet (provincial electoral district)

Nicolet was a provincial electoral district in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada.

Quebec electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
District created1867
District abolished1972
District re-created1980
District re-abolished1988
First contested1867
Last contested1985

It was created for the 1867 election (and an electoral district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada). It disappeared in the 1973 election and its successor electoral district was Nicolet-Yamaska. Nicolet-Yamaska, in turn, disappeared in the 1981 election and Nicolet reappeared. However, Nicolet's final election was in 1985. It disappeared for good in the 1989 election and its successor electoral district was the re-created Nicolet-Yamaska.

It was named in honour of French explorer Jean Nicolet who also worked for the Company of One Hundred Associates in the 17th century.

Members of the Legislative Assembly / National AssemblyEdit

Election resultsEdit

1985 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Maurice Richard 15,816 59.01
Parti Québécois Yves Beaumier 10,421 38.88
  New Democratic Party Normand Villeneuve 425 1.59
     Christian Socialist Hélène Couture 139 0.52
Total valid votes 26,801 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 286
Turnout 27,087 84.93
Electors on the lists 31,894
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.