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Mushikiwabo maintains lead in OIF SG race

Written by: Gisele Umuhoza
Saturday, July 28th, 2018, 3:19

The overwhelming support for Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, for the Secretary-General position of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) by most influential francophone countries has put her in the lead two months away to the polls.


The elections dominated by Mushikiwabo will take place in October in Yerevan, Armenia.


Political analysts say bilingual Mushikiwabo will tounce incumbent Canadian Michaëlle Jean with a huge margin if one goes by the current support and her big profile.



Heavy weight leaders in the OIF including the French President Macron have endorsed her candidature and of late the President of the most influential Francophone nation in Africa [Democratic Republic of Congo] President Joseph Kabila threw his weight behind her.  


Mushikiwabo sails on the message about unity and solidarity of African nations. She has attracted the support of most leaders including Madagascan President Harley Rajaonarimampianina who is the current chairperson of the organization and President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Tchad.


Her anticipate victory will win Rwanda great influence at the global level.


Rwanda subscribe to OIF, a body that brings together French-speaking countries worldwide.

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