Hilary Clinton: Secretary of State Resigns Despite Obama 2012 Re-Election, Will She Run for 2016 Presidency?
Nov 07, 2012 05:20 PM EST
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The once rival of President Barrack Obama in the 2008 elections and current Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, says that despite Tuesday night's victory, she plans to resign from a post as Secretary of State.
State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland told The International News, "I don't think the secretary's plans have changed...You've heard her say many times that she intends to see through a transition of a successor and then she will go back to private life and enjoy some rest, and think and write and all those things," adding that "She seems pretty set in her plans."
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Recently, Clinton announced that she took full responsibility for the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which the U.S. Ambassador to Libya - Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
Clinton leaves the office with a 70 percent bipartisan job-approval ratings according to the Wall Street Journal. There is still no clue released as to whom President Obama plans to appoint as Secretary of State during his second term.
But some suspect that 65-year-old Clinton might run for presidency in 2016, a supposition Clinton brushes off.
Obama will be inaugurated into office in January, which is when he will appoint the rest of his cabinet members, including his Secretary of State. His nominations would then need the approval of the Senate.
Clinton is married to former U.S. president Bill Clinton, after which she served as U.S. Senator from New York. In 2008, she ran against Obama as the democratic candidate for presidency. After losing the race she was appointed by Obama as Secretary of State to his cabinet that election year.