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Quebec Premier François Legault didn’t wait long to replace his government whip.

Twenty-four hours after Éric Lefebvre’s departure from the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) caucus, Legault announced that Blainville MNA Mario Laframboise would replace him as government whip.

“I took part in the weekly caucus of CAQ MNAs this evening. I took the opportunity to announce the appointment of Mario Laframboise as chief government whip,” wrote the premier on social network X on Wednesday evening.

Laframboise ceded his position as caucus chair to Mégantic MNA François Jacques.

“I am convinced that Mario and François will enable us to maintain the smooth and beautiful cohesion of our team,” added Legault.

Lefebvre, who represents the riding of Arthabaska, announced Tuesday evening on X that he was leaving the CAQ to run with the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) in the next federal election.

In the meantime, he will sit as an independent.

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