Quebec Liberal Party Leader Jean Charest salutes supporters as he campaigns at a riding office in Montreal on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Voters in Quebec weighed returning a separatist party to power as ... more 
Quebec Liberal Party Leader Jean Charest salutes supporters as he campaigns at a riding office in Montreal on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Voters in Quebec weighed returning a separatist party to power as polls opened Tuesday in the French-speaking province, which could edge toward another referendum to break away from Canada if the Parti Quebecois ends nearly a decade of Liberal rule as expected. Charest, who has headed Quebec for nearly a decade, has consistently trailed in the polls to Pauline Marois' Parti Quebecois since he called an early election on Aug. 1. Quebec has held two referendums to split from Canada, in 1980 and 1995, the last narrowly rejecting independence. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 11:33 AM EDT