Gilles Duceppe resigns

Bloc leader steps down after dismal election showing

After leading his party to a dismal showing of just two seats in Monday’s election, a loss of 47 seats including his own, Gilles Duceppe has stepped down as Bloc Québécois leader. The loss is a stunning reversal for the party, which had won the overwhelming majority of Quebec seats for six consecutive elections. The Bloc’s devastating losses mean it has now been stripped of official party status.

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