Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is being considered as a possible successor to the current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who will leave office in September.
This was reported by 20 Minutos.
According to media reports, NATO wants to wait for the results of the early elections in Spain, which will take place on July 23, to decide on a candidate to replace Stoltenberg.
It was expected that Stoltenberg's successor would be announced at the summit in Vilnius on July 11-12, but now the process may be postponed until the end of the summer.
As the publication notes, this will make it possible to find out whether Sanchez will be ready to become NATO Secretary General or whether he will retain the post of Spanish Prime Minister following the country's parliamentary elections.
As you know, the current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who has been in office since October 1, 2014, was supposed to resign last year and planned to head the central bank in his native Norway, but due to Russia's attack on Ukraine, it was decided to extend his term until September 30, 2023.
Author - Olena Madiak, 31/05/2023