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Liberal-CAQ Coalition: Close Quebec Election Sparks Tweets On Partnership

09/04/2012 09:10 EDT | Updated 11/04/2012 05:12 EST

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:

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.

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