March 7, 2014 •
Quebec Premier Calls Election for April 7
Pauline Marois, the premier of Quebec, has called a general election to be held on April 7. Currently, elections in Quebec only take place upon a decree by the premier. Beginning in 2016, elections will have set dates.
When an election is called in Quebec, the legislative assembly dissolves (adjourns) and voters chose an entirely new one. Candidates have 33 days to campaign for the upcoming election.
Since Quebec has a parliamentary system of government, the leader of the party who garners the most assembly seats becomes the premier.
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