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Nige­ria’s Okon­joIweala, S. Korea’s Yoo in run-off to lead WTO

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GENEVA AFP OCT8, 2020- The World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion is set to have its first fe­male leader af­ter Nige­ria’s Ngozi Okonjo-iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee made it through Thurs­day to the fi­nal run-off. Who­ever wins the con­test --with a de­ci­sion due be­fore Novem­ber 7-- will take over an or­gan­i­sa­tion mired in mul­ti­ple crises and strug­gling to help mem­ber states nav­i­gate a se­vere

South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee and Nige­ria’s Ngozi Okonjo-iweala (AFP) global eco­nomic slump trig­gered by the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

Roberto Azevedo stepped down as WTO chief in Au­gust a year ahead of sched­ule.the ini­tial pool of eight can­di­dates to re­place the Brazil­ian ca­reer diplo­mat was nar­rowed down to five in last month’s first round.

Okonjo-iweala and Yoo saw off com­pe­ti­tion from Bri­tain’s Liam Fox,kenya’s Amina Mo­hamed and Saudi Ara­bia’s Mo­ham­mad al-tuwai­jri in the sec­ond round of the bat­tle to be­come the next WTO di­rec­tor-gen­eral.

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