Michaelle Jean defeated in Francophonie re-election bid

Michaelle Jean has lost her bid for a second term as secretary general of la Francophonie.

In a closed session today at a summit in Armenia, members of the organization of French-speaking nations chose Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo to replace Jean.

The news was confirmed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office.

After a four-year term marked by controversy, the former governor general was considered a long shot for re-election.