The party's majority was called about 10 minutes after polls closed.
François Legault will seemingly serve a second term as premier, with the CBC and other major news outlets officially projecting that his Coalition Avenir Québec party will win a majority of seats in the October 3 Quebec election.
As of 10 p.m. on election night, the CAQ garnered 1,119,451 votes (41.78%) and 91 seats with the Liberal Party slated to hold onto its position as official opposition with 370,011 votes (13.58%) and at least 21 seats. Quebec Solidaire held in third with 411,102 votes (14.85 %) and 11 seats, while the PQ had 420,977 votes (14,99%) and 2 seats. The province's Conservative Party received 377,205 votes (13.26%) with no seats and leader Éric Duhaime projected to lose his election to a CAQ rival.
François Legault won his riding early on in L'Assomption, as did the controversial (and possibly soon-to-be former) Immigration Minister Jean Boulet in Trois-Rivières.
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The results don't come as a great surprise. Polls had shown the CAQ cruising to victory for much of the party's time in office, and QC125, a poll aggregator, has long projected a crushing victory — and even projected the party could win over 100 seats earlier this year. (That projection dropped to the low 90s in recent days, still a significant majority of the National Assembly's 125 seats.)
As far as the popular vote goes, projections over the CAQ's term in office have shown the party enduring a gradual decline to 39% (plus/minus 5%), but still far above the preferences for other parties.