Voting Underway in Quebec

The separatist party Parti Quebecois is expected to do well

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Voting has begun in the Canadian French-speaking province of Quebec to elect a new government.

Opinion polls suggest the Parti Quebecois (PQ)—which seeks separation from the rest of Canada—could take power away from the governing Liberals.

The provincial election is a tight three-way race between the PQ, the incumbent Liberals and a popular new party, Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ).