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Paul St-Pierre Plamondon to announce Parti Québécois leadership bid

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, a lawyer and author, will be the fifth candidate to join the race to replace Pierre Karl Péladeau, who stepped down in early May.

Plamondon will be 5th candidate to run in hopes of replacing Pierre Karl Péladeau

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon is a 39-year-old lawyer and author. (Radio-Canada)

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon is set to publicly announce he's joining the Parti Québécois leadership race.

The 39-year old lawyer and author will be the fifth candidate to run in hopes of replacing Pierre Karl Péladeau, who stepped down in early May.

Martine Ouellet, Jean-François Lisée, Véronique Hivron and Alexandre Cloutier are also in the running.

Radio-Canada is reporting that Plamondon will make the announcement at Montreal's Place Émilie-Gamelin.

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