Michaëlle Jean a front-runner to lead Francophonie

The former governor general could come out on top if there's no African consensus candidate, say observers.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Algerian Ambassador Smail Benamara provokes a laugh from Michaëlle Jean at an Africa Day event in May in Ottawa.
Kristen Shane
Published: Thursday, 11/27/2014 11:28 pm EST
Last Updated: Friday, 11/28/2014 1:52 am EST

Michaëlle Jean appears to be a front-runner to lead the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, but a Canadian win is by no means assured.

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