04/16/2014 11:00 EDT | Updated 06/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Marois and Couillard meet to discuss transfer of powers

Quebec's outgoing premier, Pauline Marois, is scheduled to meet with her successor, Philippe Couillard, in her first public appearance since the Parti Québecois lost its minority government to the Liberals on Monday, April 7.

This public appearance will take place before the PQ government's last cabinet meeting this afternoon. 

Premier-designate Couillard will form his cabinet in the coming days before unveiling it next week.

The Liberals took 70 seats in the 125 seat National Assembly, the Parti Québécois 30, the Coalition Avenir Québec 22 and Québec Solidaire 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 Parti Québécois minority government in the fall of 2012.