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Lina Boivin: Cent and Vote

lina boivin: The byelection was precipitated by the resignation of rookie Liberal MP Denis Lemieux, according to National Observer. He won the riding almost by fluke in the 2015 general election, with just 31 per cent of the vote. With 181 of 188 polls reporting, Conservative candidate Richard Martel had captured 53 per cent of the vote in a federal byelection held in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord more than 5,000 votes ahead of Liberal Lina Boivin, who took 29 per cent. ; The NDP and Bloc Quebecois candidates were not in contention, capturing just 8.7 per cent and 5.7 per cent respectively, while the Green candidate brought up the rear with just 3.1 per cent of the vote. At that time, the contest was a four-way fight, with the NDP capturing 29.7 per cent of the vote, the Bloc taking 20.5 per cent and the Conservatives taking 16.6 per cent. The Conservatives, who've been assiduously wooing former separatists and soft nationalists in the riding, benefited from the collapse in support for the Bloc and NDP, vaulting from fourth place to first. Boivin's showing Monday was only marginally worse than Lemieux's but there was no longer a split vote for her to benefit from. ( As reported in the news.