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Levesque Quitting as Premier of Quebec

Associated Press

Premier Rene Levesque, who led French-speaking Quebec province in a campaign for separation from Canada, announced Thursday that he is quitting as leader of the provincial government.

Levesque, 62, submitted his resignation as president of the Parti Quebecois, which he founded in 1968. He led the movement to its greatest electoral triumph in 1976, when the Parti Quebecois upset the govering Liberals to take power, but he never succeeded in pressing his separatist ambitions to fruition.


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