09/04/2012 09:59 EDT | Updated 11/04/2012 05:12 EST

Quebec solidaire's Francoise David wins Montreal riding

MONTREAL - Quebec solidaire co-leader Francoise David has won her Montreal riding.

David easily defeated Parti Quebecois incumbent Nicolas Girard in her east-end riding of Gouin.

David gained a high profile during the leaders debate where she was widely praised for her performance.

The small left-wing, sovereigntist party had only one member in the national assembly heading into the election — David's co-leader, Amir Khadir.

Khadir also won his Montreal riding on Tuesday.