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'1 dead' after election shooting

An armed man has reportedly killed a person and wounded another in Canada outside the Montreal venue where the leader of the newly-elected separatist Parti Quebecois leader was speaking.

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Separatist party predicted to win election in Canadian province of Quebec

Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois casts her vote in her home riding in Beaupre, Quebec, yesterday. Credit: Reuters

The separatist Parti Quebecois won enough seats in a Quebec election on Tuesday to create at least a minority government in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province, private broadcasters TVA and CTV predicted.

TVA said the Parti Quebecois had won or was leading in 61 seats, almost enough to win a majority of the 125 seats in the provincial legislature.

The Parti Quebecois wants independence for the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province.

Previous Parti Quebecois governments held province-wide votes on breaking away from Canada in 1980 and 1995, but both failed, and the most recent poll shows only 28 percent of Quebecers back independence.

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