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Quebec general election, 1985
The Quebec general election of 1985 was held on December 2, 1985, to elect members of the National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Quebec Liberal Party, led by former premier Robert Bourassa, defeated the incumbent Parti Québécois, led by Pierre-Marc Johnson.
This election marked the comeback of Robert Bourassa, whose political career had been thought to be over after losing the 1976 general election and resigning as Liberal leader. However, Bourassa personally failed to win his own seat in the Bertrand electoral district, and had to run in a by-election one month later in the safe Saint-Laurent electoral district.
Johnson, son of former Union Nationale premier Daniel Johnson, Sr. was unable to revive the PQ's fortune after he succeeded René Lévesque as party leader and premier. Pierre-Marc's brother, Daniel Johnson, Jr, later became leader of the Liberal Party and briefly served as premier.
|Party||Party Leader||Candidates||Seats||Popular Vote|
|Liberal||122||42||99||+135.7%||1 910 307||55.99%||+9.92%|
|Parti Québécois||122||80||23||-71.3%||1 320 008||38.69%||-10.6%|
|New Democratic||90||82 588||2.42%|
|Progressive Conservative||48||35 210||1.03%|
|Parti indépendantiste||39||15 423||0.45%|
|Christian Socialism||103||11 712||0.34%|
|Union Nationale||19||7 759||0.23%||-3.77%|
|Commonwealth of Canada||28||2 240||0.07%|
|United Social Credit||12||1 650||0.05%||+0.01%|
|No designation||14||5 024||0.15%|
|Total||666||122||-||3 411 607||100%|
|Source: Elections Quebec|
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