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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Nous non plus

Bernard Landry has decided to resign as leader of the PQ. This surprising move comes after he won 75% support in a confidence motion against his leadership. Unlike Martin, who only won the slimmest of majorities for the budget vote, Landry felt this wasn't enough to stay on as leader. That is, however, very low in comparison to the amount of support other PQ leaders have had. This deals a blow to the separatist movement which was so recently boosted by the Gomery inquiry's scandalous revelations. Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe asked Landry to reconsider his decision. Pauline Marois, who had been advocating Landry's removal, has announced she will run to replace him.

The Netherlands also soundly defeated the EU constitution vote in their referendum shortly after the French populace did the same.


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