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Parti Québécois Leader Steps Down Amidst Political Turmoil

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

  • André Boisclair resigned on May 8th as leader of the Parti Québécois

    André Boisclair resigned on May 8th as leader of the Parti Québécois

The Parti Québécois has been in near revolt since the party's third place finish in the March 26th Provincial election. Party leader André Boisclair stepped down May 8th at an emotional press conference. The National Post reported Mr. Boisclair's comments:

"I want to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who has supported me up until now,"

"I gave my best but the current situation didn't allow me to" stay on and reform the party. Mr. Boisclair broke down just as he was finishing his announcement, with his caucus members giving him a loud ovation. - CanWest News Services as published by the National Post

The resignation was not unexpected yet, at this time, there is no interim leader chosen. The power vacuum may be quickly filled by Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe whom Boisclair berated in an interview on Friday. Check back for updates as the story continues to develop.

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