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Quebec Health Minister Rejean Hebert, centre, is congratulated by members of the government after he tabled a legislation to help elderly people, Friday, December 6, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

The coast is clear for Rejean Hebert to become the official Liberal candidate in Longueuil-Saint-Hubert.

His only other declared opponent, Eric Beaulieu, decided to support to his candidacy.

Beaulieu, a Saint-Hubert borough councillor for the past 10 years, confirmed to the Canadian Press yesterday Friday that he was withdrawing from the Liberal nomination contest "by mutual agreement" with the party.

Hebert was the Parti Quebecois's health minister between 2012 and 2014 under Pauline Marois's minority government.