OTTAWA (Reuters) - Quebec’s ruling Liberals were re-elected in an election on Monday, defeating separatists who want independence for the largely French-speaking Canadian province, public broadcaster Radio-Canada predicted.
The network said the Liberals of premier Jean Charest -- who went into the vote with only 48 of the 125 seats in the national assembly -- were set to win a majority government.
Preliminary results showed the Liberals had won 45 percent of the vote compared to 34 percent for the separatist Parti Quebecois. The right-leaning Action democratique du Quebec was far behind with 15 percent.
Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Mohammad Zargham