Quebec’s federalist Liberal Party was re-elected as a minority government in provincial elections Monday. Quebecers set aside the dream of independence Monday in a once-in-a-century election that pushed the province to the right after promises of private health care and a tougher approach to minorities.
With about two-thirds of the ballots counted, the Liberals stood to take 48 seats in the 125-seat provincial legislature. The Action Democratique de Quebec, a pro-business party catering largely to those tired of the independence movement, was slated to take 41 seats. The separatist Parti Quebecois stood in third place with 36 seats.