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Pauline Marois launched an election campaign in Quebec two weeks ago to obtain a majority government. But with the Liberals under Philippe Couillard making gains at the expense of François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec, she might fall short of that goal.

Polls conducted over the last week show the race to be very close between the incumbent Parti Québécois and the opposition Liberals. A survey by Léger for The Globe and Mail and Le Devoir, carried out between March 11 and 13 put the two parties in a tie at 37 per cent apiece. Another poll, by CROP for La Presse and conducted between March 12 and 16, gave the Liberals 39 per cent to 36 per cent for the PQ.

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