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Former governor-general Michaëlle Jean (shown in a 2011 photo) says her run for the leadership of la Francophonie is not about career ambition, but because ‘there’s real work to be done.’
Former governor-general Michaëlle Jean (shown in a 2011 photo) says her run for the leadership of la Francophonie is not about career ambition, but because ‘there’s real work to be done.’
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

DIPLOMACY

Political stars suddenly align for Michaëlle Jean

A new government in Quebec City has opened the door, and now Canada’s former governor-general, Michaëlle Jean, is mounting a bid to lead a major international organization, la Francophonie.

With support from Canada and her native Haiti, she will immediately be a leading candidate to become secretary-general of the 57-member organization this November.