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Quick on new Parti Quebecois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau

05/15/2015 09:45 EDT | Updated 05/15/2016 05:59 EDT
MONTREAL - Pierre Karl Peladeau was elected leader of the Parti Quebecois on Friday. Here is a brief profile of the media mogul:

Born: Oct. 16, 1961.

Education: Philosophy degree from Universite du Quebec a Montreal and law degree from Universite de Montreal.

Business: Longtime Quebecor executive and now the media conglomerate's controlling shareholder.

Legislature: First elected in Saint-Jerome in 2014.

Cabinet: No experience.

Sovereignty: Will wait until the 2018 election before deciding whether to hold a referendum.

Personal: Father of three and engaged to well-known TV personality Julie Snyder.

Quote: "You have given me a strong and clear mandate — to make Quebec a country." In his victory speech Friday night.