Separatist party leader loses seat in Canada vote

Mon May 2, 2011 11:24pm EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leader of the separatist Bloc Quebecois party, Gilles Duceppe, lost his seat in Canada's federal election on Monday.

The Bloc, which wants the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec to separate from the rest of Canada, was hammered in the election.

(Reporting by Louise Egan; Editing by Eric Walsh)

<p>Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe walks in the May Day parade during a campaign stop in Montreal, May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi</p>