Rwanda: The return of Patricia Scotland to the office of the Commonwealth Secretary-General stamped on the surveys conducted by Associates Times, which reported she would retain her position for a second term.
The survey showed the ground reports, which indicated the positive sign for Patricia Scotland. The detailed reports of the surveys of Associates Times carried out within the entire 54 Commonwealth countries manifested that she has incredible popularity among member states.
On June 24, 2022, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022) was held in Kigali, Rwanda, where she managed to retain her position and defeated Jamaica’s Kamina Johnson Smith.
Patricia Scotland received the support of 27 member states, while Kamina Johnson Smith secured 23 votes.
As per the findings of the surveys, Scotland always gained appraisal for her re-energizing and re-emerging vision for the top position. Reports outlined that she has done incredible work during her tenure, which will turn out the re-appointment of her to the top position. So, the findings of the Associates Times have changed into the true results.
Patricia Scotland assumed office in 2016 and became the sixth and first lady Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Her appointment for the top position set an example for gender equality and paved the path for other women to be in these kinds of top positions.
Her hard work and dedication, and ability to counter the big issues such as violence against women and work for the upliftment of the Small Island Developing states gained endorsement from the member states of the Commonwealth.
Moreover, various reports from the experts also emphasized that she is the perfect candidate for the top position as she always remained committed to her work.
Patricia Scotland always remained diligent in her work and voiced against several issues, especially the issues related to the Commonwealth countries. She also highlighted the issues of the Small Island Developing States and the deadly impact of climate change on these states.