Boutros-Ghali elected head of Francophone nations

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Boutros-Ghali elected head of Francophone nations

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was elected head of La Francophonie, the French- speaking nations, yesterday. Mr Boutros-Ghali was approved unanimously to the newly created position of secretary-general of the 49-member grouping, which is seen by many as a guardian against domination by the Anglo-Saxon language and influences. He stepped down as United Nations secretary-general at the end of his term last year after the United States made it clear it would not support him for a further term of office.

- Reuters, Hanoi

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