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

Quebec Election 2012: The Leaders Vote (PHOTOS)


As the 2012 Quebec election campaign draws to a close the leaders of the major parties have cast their votes.

PQ Leader Pauline Marois told reporters at her polling station in Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré that she hopes tonight will be historic because Quebec will elect its first female leader.

Liberal Leader Jean Charest, hoarse from a cold, said in Sherbrooke he was still hoping for victory despite polls predicting a PQ victory.

In L'Assomption, CAQ Leader Francois Legault said he was confident of victory and happy Quebec will be casting aside debate over referendums and committing to real change.

See all the photos in the slideshow below.

With files from The Canadian Press.

Quebec Leaders Vote