Quebec municipal election results: Kirkland – Montreal
For the primary time in 46 years, the folks of Kirkland elected two girls to its council: Nancy Kokinasidis and Karen Cliffe.
Incumbent Michel Gibson is mayor-elect for a 3rd time period.
In a landslide victory with over 82 per cent of votes, Mayor Gibson beat first-time challenger Lucien Pigeon.
Stephen Bouchard gained the district of Lacey Inexperienced East with almost 83 per cent of votes, and Paul Dufort gained the district of Saint-Charles with over 77 per cent of votes.
Of 4 contested conciliatory seats, two districts took down incumbents, each of whom are girls. Kokinasidis beat incumbent councillor Samuel Rother within the district of Brunswick, and Cliffe beat incumbent André Allard, councillor within the district of Summerhill for the final 30 years. It was Cliffe’s third time period dealing with off in opposition to Allard, with Cliffe profitable by simply 59 votes.
In Kirkland’s 60-year historical past, just one different lady had been elected to municipal workplace.
“I assume we made a little bit historical past tonight, with my fellow feminine councillor Karen Cliffe,” mentioned Kokinasidis.
“I’m honoured, I’m humbled, and I’m proud. Now I’m going to roll up my sleeves and begin working exhausting for this metropolis.”
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