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Anti-independence Liberals win Quebec legislative elections, defeating separatist party
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 9:10 PM EDT
The anti-independence Liberal Party has won a majority in Quebec's legislative elections, in a crushing defeat for the main separatist party.
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois called the snap elections last month in the hopes of securing a majority for her PQ party. But the campaign stirred up speculation that a PQ majority would ultimately lead to another referendum on independence from Canada, an idea that has lacked support in recent years.
Fears of a referendum galvanized supporters of the Liberals.