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Yet 5 candidates are in the running for the job of Director-General of the World Trade Organization, their fate will be known later in the week, according to AFP.

PUNCH previously reported that three candidates, along with Jesus Saeed of Mexico, Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt, and Tudor Ulianovsky of Moldova, were eliminated in the final month as the Geneva-based organization noted that they had won the primary in three rounds of voting. Did not help enough.

However, Nigeria’s Nogi Okonjo-Iweala, Kenya’s Amina Mohamed, Britain’s Liam Fox, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Al-Tuwajiri, and South Korea’s Yu Myung-hee, however, are not in the race.

However later in the week, the initial pool of eight candidates to replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down because the WTO Director-General would be dropped once again, one year ahead of the final month’s schedule, settled after a second elimination round. Two will be left.

It is not clear whether WTO members will agree on each other head from Europe.

There is no such thing as a requirement for regional rotation of the principal place of the World Trade Organization.

However, to work the organization requires one shot from an African finalist, who has counted three director-generals in each of Europe, and Oceania, Asia, and South America since its creation in 1995.

The WTO’s goal of choosing a winner in November, however, has led some to worry that the WTO’s increased politicization, which relies on consensus to succeed in the selection, may draw out the method.

Whoever is tasked will, eventually, take on an organization beset by multiple crises, and struggling to assist members to navigate the extreme economic momentum triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.


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