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1939 Quebec general election

← 1936 October 25, 1939 1944 →

90 seats in the 21st Legislative Assembly of Quebec
46 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Adélard Godbout Maurice Duplessis
Party Liberal Union Nationale
Leader since June 11, 1936 June 20, 1936
Leader's seat L'Islet Trois-Rivières
Last election 14 seats, 39.41% 76 seats, 56.88%
Seats won 70 15
Seat change 56 61
Percentage 54.05% 39.13%
Swing 14.64pp 17.75pp

Premier before election

Maurice Duplessis
Union Nationale

Premier after election

Adélard Godbout
Liberal

The 1939 Quebec general election was held on October 25, 1939 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada. The Quebec Liberal Party, led by former premier Adélard Godbout, defeated the incumbent Union Nationale, led by Maurice Duplessis.

This was Godbout's second non-consecutive term of office and his only victory out of four consecutive general elections opposing Duplessis.

The Action libérale nationale, which had won 25 seats in the 1935 election and then merged with the Quebec Conservative Party, was re-formed by Paul Gouin, who had split with Duplessis soon after the formation of the Union Nationale. However the ALN obtained only 4.5% of the vote and no seats. It soon disbanded. Also, a rump Conservative Party ran three candidates who won 0.2% of the vote and no seats. This party also disbanded.

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Results

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1936 Elected % Change # % % Change
Liberal Adélard Godbout   14 70 +400%   54.05% +14.6%
Union Nationale Maurice Duplessis   76 15 -80.3%   39.13% -17.8%
     Action libérale nationale Paul Gouin   * - *   4.49% *
     Other   - 1     2.33% -1.4%
Total   90 86 -4.4%   100%  

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Popular vote
PLQ
54.05%
UN
39.13%
Others
6.82%
Seats summary
PLQ
81.40%
UN
17.44%
Others
1.16%

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