Deschamps has finished his speech.
Applebaum and Deschamps each had 20 minutes to address city council. They will not take any questions.
The speaker, Harout Chitilian, is outlining what will take place next.
The 63 Montreal councillors now each take a turn to cast their vote by secret ballot.
Applebaum's speech at about 12 minutes, was much shorter than that given by Descamps, who took up nearly the entire 20 minutes allotted to him.
Richard Deschamps said that he would lead Montreal with 'intellectual honour and action'
The last vote has been placed. Now councillors will be asked to wait outside while the counting takes place.
Still waiting on ballot count in Montreal city council vote for interim mayor.
Councillors are returning to the session
The new mayor will soon be announced
Montreal will swear in Michael Applebaum this morning at city hall.