Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies at 84

Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of State, died on Wednesday March 23 of complications from cancer. A sad news announced by his relatives in a press release.

This Wednesday, March 23, Madeleine Albright has died aged 84 consequences of cancer. A sad news announced by his family who greeted “a tireless defender of democracy and human rights”, through a press release. Head of diplomacy between 1997 and 2001, in the administration of Democratic President Bill Clinton, She was the first woman to hold the post of US Secretary of State.. “As the first female secretary of state, she literally paved the way for so much of our profession,” said the spokesman of the American diplomacy Ned Price, with the announcement of his death.

Born May 15, 1937 in Prague into a Jewish family, Madeleine Albright arrived in the United States at the age of 11. Daughter of a Czechoslovak ambassador before the war, she became his turn United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1993-1997). Then she takes the head of American diplomacy. “I would have liked to continue”. These are the first words written in his Memoirs Madam Secretary (Madame the Secretary of State, thn French, editor’s note). Woman of power and challenges, it is to her that we owe the famous phrase: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” Words thrown 2016 during a rally organized as part of Hillary Clinton’s election campaign became a slogan, on which she had confided. “Ah, that famous phrase. Yes. It is always fashionable to encourage women to help other women. However, telling a woman who votes for a man that she will end up in hell was not very smart from me”she had conceded in the columns of the German newspaper Die Welt, in September 2020.

So she had supported Kamala Harris and Joe Biden during their campaign for the White House. Both want another America, a better America.” she pointed out. After having described the current president of the United States as a man “competent, intelligent and full of energy”, she was delighted with the candidacy of her running mate. “With Senator Harris at his side, Joe Biden speaks to the next generation.”

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