Stéphane Bédard, a lawyer in his 40s from the Saguenay region, was the PQ caucus' unanimous choice for interim leader.
The party says no one else presented their candidacy, even though veteran PQ MNA François Gendron spoke openly about his ability to perform the role before the PQ held it's nomination meeting.
Bédard is also an interesting choice because his brother is a friend and associate of Pierre Karl Peladeau, and an interim leader has a duty to remain neutral in a leadership race.
"The fundamental rule is neutrality," said Bédard, who committed himself in front of the PQ team to remaining neutral.
Bédard has a reputation for being a solid and effective, but also combative politician.
He says under him the party will play its role in opposition constructively.
His first priorities are ensuring a harmonious transition for the Liberal government, and constructing a shadow cabinet.