Raphael Fortin was elected head of the NDP Quebec

News 21 January, 2018
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    Raphael Fortin was elected leader of the New democratic Party of Quebec on Sunday, 21 January 2018. CAPRTURE SCREEN/VAT NEWS/QMI AGENCY

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    Sunday, 21 January, 2018 18:58

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    MONTREAL | Raphael Fortin was elected as the first leader of the New democratic Party of Quebec (NPDQ), Sunday afternoon.

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    The activists have preferred this man 37-year-old to his single opponent, Raymond Côté, the head of this new political party in quebec.

    Mr. Fortin has harvested 62 % of the votes against 37 % for Mr Side. The party said that 397 activists have voted, a participation rate of 67.5 %.

    “Now, the real work begins, the maturity is short, said the new chief in his victory speech in speaking of the provincial election next fall. The New democratic Party of Quebec believes in an asymmetrical federalism in co-operation with the aspirations and rights of all peoples living in Canada, taking account of the specificities and the unique character of Québec and its inalienable collective rights.”

    Raphael Fortin was also noted that he wants to keep the middle class prosperous and protect the social safety net.

    He has been working in catering for 12 years, according to its website.

    Before the vote for the leadership of the NPDQ, Pierre Ducasse took over as interim head of the party.

    The NPDQ was registered since 30 January 2014 with the Director general of elections of Quebec. The idea of creating a provincial counterpart to the NDP of Canada is born in the wake of the “orange wave” of 2011, while 58 ndp had been elected in Quebec, helping to make the party the official opposition in Ottawa.

    The party won just over 1.3 % of the vote during the by-election in Louis-Hébert, on 2 October.