Canada's Jean to lead organisation of Francophone states

The 57-year-old Jean, who came to Canada in her childhood as a refugee from her native Haiti, will take over the reins of the organisation in January, becoming the first woman to lead it

Canada's Jean to lead organisation of Francophone states

World Bulletin/News Desk

Canadian candidate Michaelle Jean, a former governor general of Canada, was chosen as the next head of the international organisation of Francophone nations (OIF) at a summit in Senegal on Sunday, the OIF said in a statement.

The 57-year-old Jean, who came to Canada in her childhood as a refugee from her native Haiti, will take over the reins of the organisation in January, becoming the first woman to lead it. She is currently the chancellor of the University of Ottawa.

Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2014, 16:45
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