Maria Fernanda Espinosa to run for Secretary-General of OAS

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Sanders stressed that Espinosa has experience at the U.N.

Former Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa will compete with Luis Almagro for the position of secretary-general of the Organization of American States, according to the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Ronald Sanders.

Sanders explained that his support is due to his government considering that Almagro has been a “divisive figure” in the organization, which has 35 members (34 in practice, given that Cuba does not participate).

“Almagro is a man of very strong opinions. And it seems that he cannot subjugate his personal opinion for the good of the region,” said the diplomat from Antigua and Barbuda who recognized the “talent” of the secretary-general.

The deadline to present the candidates for the election expires on December 15 and the vote, which will take place in March 2020, will be defined by a simple majority of 18.

Sources: teleSUR, Pichincha Universal.

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