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Quebec Premier and Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois calls for a general provincial election, while standing in front of her cabinet, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Quebec City.
Quebec Premier and Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois calls for a general provincial election, while standing in front of her cabinet, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Quebec City.
(Jacques Boissinot/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Parti Québécois on track for majority: polls

When Quebeckers head to the ballot boxes on April 7, Pauline Marois is hoping they will give her Parti Québécois minority government a majority mandate. Voters have 33 days to make up their minds. But if an election were held today, Ms. Marois would likely get her wish fulfilled.

The latest vote projection from ThreeHundredEight.com gives the Parti Québécois 38 per cent support in the province, followed by the Liberals under Philippe Couillard at 35 per cent and François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec at 15 per cent. Though the margin between the PQ and the Liberals is narrow, the sovereigntist party is well placed to win a majority government.