Monday night marked a big win for Philippe Couillard's Liberals, and big losses for the Parti Quebecois. Polls leading up to election day had predicted that Pauline Marois and the PQ had failed to win over voters with their stance on an independent Quebec.
As the ballots were counted, it became clear the PQ had been ousted just 18 months after coming to power. Some election night observers reacted with dismay, while others weren't surprised at all.
Click through the slideshow below for more reaction: