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Legault Wins Big in Quebec Vote With Pledges on Taxes, French

  • Premier’s CAQ to control more than 70% of legislative seats
  • Government plans higher deficit to fund tax cuts, payments
Francois Legault speaks after winning re-election in Quebec City on Monday night.

Francois Legault speaks after winning re-election in Quebec City on Monday night.

Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg
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Premier Francois Legault won another term in Quebec, strengthening his grip on power with promises to reduce income taxes, send checks to millions of residents coping with high inflation and protect the French language. 

Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec party won 90 of 125 seats in the National Assembly in Monday’s election. The Liberal Party of Quebec will form the official opposition, with 21 seats.