A CAQ and Liberal coalition in Quebec? That's one of the talking points unfolding on social media as election watchers digested the results that gave Pauline Marois and her Parti Quebecois a win Tuesday -- at least a minority government.
Still, with the PQ with less than the 63 seats needed for a majority, people were asking whether the Liberals and the CAQ could come up with a coalition. At 9:13 p.m. ET, Jean Charest's governing Liberals were leading or elected in 47 seats while the CAQ had 17 seats, enough seats to put 64 seats together.
CP reporter Jennifer Ditchburn posed this tweet:
Here's a question: Would Harper think a PLQ/CAQ coalition has the right to replace a democratically elected PQ govt?-- Jennifer Ditchburn (@jenditchburn) September 5, 2012
Which prompted a lot of responses. Of course, that could be moot by the end of the night if the PQ secures the needed seats for a majority.
Twitter on a coalition:
Danny van Gelder