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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
A politically weakened Gilles Duceppe returned Monday to Parliament Hill to acknowledge mistakes in his failed bid for the leadership of the Parti Québécois, which he said was doomed by irrational decisions.

"I made an error. In life, you have the choice of pursuing with that error, or admitting it," the Bloc Québécois Leader said at a news conference.

Flanked by Bloc MPs, Mr. Duceppe vowed Monday to run in the next federal election, one week after refusing to commit to the Bloc and three days after announcing his resignation as the party's leader.

Mr. Duceppe's PQ leadership campaign lasted only 29 hours, however, at which point he figured he had no hope of winning and pulled out.

Back in Ottawa Monday morning, Mr. Duceppe started with a private address to his caucus, which unanimously approved his return to the helm.

At a news conference immediately afterward, Mr. Duceppe did not hide the newfound political fragility that comes from his leadership flip-flop. Source...

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