06/09/2015 12:56 EDT | Updated 06/09/2016 01:12 EDT

NewsAlert: Gilles Duceppe to return as Bloc Quebecois leader: source

MONTREAL - A source is confirming that Gilles Duceppe is returning as leader of the Bloc Quebecois.The source tells The Canadian Press that Leader Mario Beaulieu will remain as party president.The Bloc has called a news conference for Wednesday morning that Duceppe and Beaulieu are both scheduled to attend.A Bloc statement regarding the event says the two men will not make any comment today in order to respect the memory of former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau, whose funeral will be held in Montreal this afternoon.The 67-year-old Duceppe was an MP for 21 years and served as leader between 1997 and 2011, when the party was nearly wiped out at the federal election.Currently, the party has only two MPs out of 75 in Quebec. More coming.

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