Denis Coderre won the mayor's race in Montreal Sunday, but it wasn't entirely the cakewalk that many of the polls were predicting.
With all but a handful of ballot boxes counted city-wide, Coderre won with 32% of the vote — well below what the polls had been predicting. Melanie Joly won the battle for second place with 26.48% of the vote to Richard Bergeron's 25.83%. Marcel Cote is at 12.8%.
Despite his personal victory Coderre did not win a majority on the council. His party holds 28 council seats, Projet Montreal has 20, Melanie Joly's party took only 3 seats, Marcel Cote's won 6, and there are 8 independents on council.
33 seats are required for a council majority.
Voter turnout in the city has topped 41% a 2% increase from the last election.