Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 20th 1980. On May 20 1980, called by the Parti Quebequois (PQ) government, the first referendum on whether Quebec should pursue a path toward sovereignty took place. The OUI (yes) party was defeated by a 59.56 percent to 40.44 percent margin for the NO party. - Rene Levesque, former President of Quebec and founder of the PQ deliver his vote during the referendum.
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