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Municipal party named after former Montreal mayor changes moniker

Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

MONTREAL – The municipal party branded after the former mayor of Montreal has changed its name.

Equipe Denis Coderre is now called Mouvement Montreal.

It was forced into the name change after Coderre’s stunning defeat by Valerie Plante in the Nov. 5 election.

The one-term mayor and former federal cabinet minister immediately resigned from municipal politics.

Lionel Perez, Mouvement Montreal’s interim leader, says the party wanted a name that represented its core values, which he says “are to move Montreal forward.”

Coderre’s former party ended up with 25 seats on Montreal’s 65-seat city council.

Plante’s Projet Montreal won a majority with 34 seats.