After the surprise victory of Charest's Liberals in 1999, the PQ sought a return to power with its new, young leader, André Boisclair. The UDQ nominated Mario Dumont for the third time. The third parties failed to unite under one banner.


André Boisclair and the PQ campaigned on the corruption scandals under Charest's Liberals. The Liberals attacked Boisclair on his lack of experience and integrity, revealing that he had used cocaine during his youth.


The election was held on February 6, 2003. 7 candidates stood for election.

CandidateParty% (First Round)% (Second Round)
André BoisclairParti Québécois40.3%56.9%
Jean CharestParti Libéral du Québec34.2%43.1%
Mario DumontUnion Démocratique Québécoise20.2%-
Richard SavignacParti Vert du Québec4.2%-
Hugô St-OngeBloc Pot0.6%-
François CyrUnion des forces progressistes0.4%-
Keith HendersonEquality-Egalité0.3%-

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