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WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala, 4 Others Sail Through First Round

 

Nigerian candidate contesting for the post of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has scaled through to next stage as three other candidates  have fallen out of the race after failing to secure enough votes in the first rounds of voting.

This was disclosed by Bloomberg on Thursday, before the meeting on Friday. The Candidates that are out of the race are Jesus Seade (Mexico), Tudor Ulianovschi (Moldova), and Hamid Mamdouh (Egypt). The candidates were not able to secure the support needed for the first round of 3 rounds of voting.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweal joins 4 other candidates for the next round of voting. The candidates are; Liam Fox (UK), Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril (Kenya), Yoo Myung-hee ( South Korea), and Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri ( Saudi Arabia).