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Philippe Couillard news conference at 2 p.m. ET

04/08/2014 01:51 EDT | Updated 06/08/2014 05:59 EDT
Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard is set to give a news conference at 2 p.m. ET today, his first as incoming premier following his party's win in last night's Quebec election.

The Liberals won a majority government Monday, taking 70 of 125 seats in the legislature.

The Parti Québécois won 30, the Coalition Avenir Québec 22 and QuébecSolidaire three. 

The Liberals entered this election campaign as the Official Opposition, but battled back from a public backlash and integrity questions that saw the province elect its first PQ minority government in the fall of 2012.

The election itself, called early by the PQ with majority hopes in sight, was a gamble from the start — and it's one the party lost.

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