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Former Liberal Party of Canada Member of Parliament (MP) Raymond Savard was elected to his second term as mayor in the on-island Montreal suburb of Verdun, easily defeating opponents Jean-Marie Demers and Robert Mailhot.Most elected councillors were from Savard's Regroupement des citoyens de Verdun party.
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Party colours in the results listed below have been randomly chosen and do not indicate affiliation with or resemblance to any municipal, provincial, or federal party.
|Electoral District||Position||Total valid votes||Candidates|
|Regroupement des citoyens de Verdun||Independents|
|Mayor||12,831|| Raymond Savard (incumbent)|
| Jean-Marie Demers|
|District 1||City councillor|| Arthur Benarroch (incumbent)|
Danielle D. Hébert
|District 2||City councillor|| Marvin Reisler|
|District 3||City councillor|| Jacques Lauzon (incumbent)|
|District 4||City councillor||Bruno Fortin Joyeu|| Robert Filiatraut (incumbent)|
|District 5||City councillor|| Jocelyn Beauvais (incumbent)|
|District 6||City councillor|| France Lecocq|
| Marcel Henley|
|District 7||City councillor|| Laurent Dugas (incumbent)|
|District 8||City councillor|| Claude Ravary (incumbent)|
|District 9||City councillor||Elliott Goldsborough (incumbent)|| Nicole Petit|
|District 10||City councillor|| Olivette Thérèse Dionne|
|District 11||City councillor|| Maurice Couturier (incumbent)|
|District 12||City councillor|| Suzanne Dunne (incumbent)|
|District 13||City councillor|| John Gallagher (incumbent)|
Sources: "La liste des candidats," La Presse, 5 November 1989, A7; Florian Bernard, "Verdun: Savard reporté au pouvoir; Pierrefonds: Morin élu," La Presse, 6 November 1989, B5; Élus de Verdun de 1875 à 2005, City of Montreal. (The first two sources erroneously list Savard's mayoral opponent Demers as the leader of the Regroupement des citoyens de Verdun. This is contradicted by other sources, and, indeed, the second La Presse article indicates that Savard's party won a majority on council.)
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