How Michaëlle Jean became the Francophonie head

Her charisma, hard work, and Harper’s negotiating skills likely helped seal the deal.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Michaëlle Jean campaigns during a meeting of parliamentarians from the Francophonie in Ottawa in July.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 12/03/2014 12:00 am EST

With rumours that Michaëlle Jean was thinking of running to lead the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, it was no surprise that the ex-governor general showed up among the VIPs at the annual Africa Day diplomatic reception on May 27.

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