First-time politician cruises to victory
By Kevin Woodhouse
In 2008 and 2012, Liberal candidate Yolande James received a good portion of voters’ intention with 18,251 and 27,470 votes respectively.
Political newcomer and Liberal party candidate Martin Coiteux continued that trend with an impressive 80% of all eligible votes or Albert Bitton of CAQ, received 4,188 votes for second place and the PQ’s Louis-David Bénard with 3,030. Almost 19% of Nelligan voters took part in the advanced polls held last week.
Coiteux told The Suburban that one of the reasons for the impressive Liberal majority across the province was credited to Premier elect Philippe Couillard who “ran an impressive campaign and managed to stay calm despite the nature and tone of the campaign at times.”
“Quebecers have chosen well and this victory will bring stability so that the Liberal government can focus on health care, creating jobs and lowering the debt,” said Coiteux.
For the riding, Coiteux wants to focus on improving infrastructure, notably the construction of the 440 urban boulevard and the Train de l’ouest. The newly elected Nelligan MNA noted that Couillard has designated both projects as priorities.
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