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Quebec general election, 1994
The Quebec general election of 1994 was held on September 12, 1994, to elect members of the National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Parti Québécois, led by Jacques Parizeau, defeated the incumbent Quebec Liberal Party, led by Daniel Johnson, Jr..
Johnson had succeeded Robert Bourassa as Liberal leader and premier. Both his father, Daniel Sr., and brother, Pierre-Marc, had previously served as premiers of Quebec as leaders of different parties.
This election was very significant for Quebec history, because it set the stage for the 1995 Quebec referendum on independence for Quebec from Canada. In this referendum, the PQ's proposals for sovereignty were very narrowly defeated.
|Party||Party Leader||Candidates||Seats||Popular Vote|
|Parti Québécois||Jacques Parizeau||125||29||77||+165.5%||1,751,442||44.75%||+4.59%|
|Liberal||Daniel Johnson, Jr.||125||92||47||-48.9%||1,737,698||44.40%||-5.55%|
|Action démocratique||Mario Dumont||80||1||252,721||6.46%|
|Republic of Canada||18||2,258||0.06%||+0.01%|
|Source: Elections Quebec|
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