Romania President Iohannis Announces NATO Chief

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Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday announced his candidacy to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as chief of NATO, vowing a “renewal of perspective” at a crucial time for the alliance.

For the past two years, the Western defence alliance has navigated a challenging security environment in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I decided to enter the competition for the post of NATO secretary general,” Iohannis, whose country borders Ukraine, told reporters.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is largely believed to be the frontrunner to lead the alliance and replace Stoltenberg, after the United States, Britain and Germany expressed support for his potential candidacy.

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