Former GG Michaelle Jean defeated in Francophonie re-election bid
Secretary General of La Francophonie Michaelle Jean gestures while addressing a youth peace builders working session at the 2017 United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday November 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, October 12, 2018 6:17AM EDT
YEREVAN, Armenia -- Michaelle Jean has lost her bid for a second term as secretary general of la Francophonie.
In a closed session today at a summit in Armenia, members of the organization of French-speaking nations chose Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo to replace Jean.
The news was confirmed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office.
After a four-year term marked by controversy, the former governor general was considered a long shot for re-election.