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Quebec general election, 1886

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The Quebec general election of 1886 on October 14, 1886 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly for the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Parti libéral du Québec, led by Honoré Mercier, won a majority of seats against the Parti conservateur du Québec, led by John Jones Ross.

The Conservatives hung on in a minority government until Mercier became premier on January 27, 1887.

Mercier actually ran under the name Parti national, but that name was soon abandoned, and the traditional "Liberal" name was retained. The Parti national got a large boost when Liberals and dissident Conservatives rallied in reaction to the hanging of Louis Riel in 1885, for which the federal Conservatives were held responsible by Quebec voters.

Results

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1881 Elected % Change # % % Change

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Liberal Honoré Mercier   15 33 +120%   39.54% +0.6%

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Conservative John Jones Ross   49 26 -46.9%   46.19% -4.2%

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Independent Conservative   1 3 +200%   14.23% +3.2%

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Parti national     - 3 -  

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Other   - - -  
Total   65 65 -   100%  

See also


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