Quebec unites its right

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 AM ET

MONTREAL - Quebec has officially united its right.

Members of the Action democratique du Quebec party (Democratic action party) have agreed to merge with the newly-formed, centre-right party, Coalition avenir Quebec (Coalition for a future Quebec).

The results of the mail-in ballot were announced Sunday morning.

This new party, the CAQ, is leading in the polls and could pose a formidable threat to the governing Liberals and the Parti Quebecois.

ADQ members voted 70.48% in favour of the merge.

The CAQ's leader, Francois Legault, a former Parti Quebecois MNA who championed separation, said he will campaign on a platform that focuses on the economy and has asked Quebecers to shelve plans to separate for at least the next 10 years.


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