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JUST IN: Okonjo-Iweala makes shortlist of five for WTO DG job

Nigeria’s Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named among the five candidates that will proceed to the next stage in the race for the position of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The WTO, in a statement issued, on Friday, said member countries showed a preference for five of the eight candidates who expressed interest in the position.

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The other candidates in the race are Yoo Myung-hee of the Republic of Korea, Amina C. Mohamed of Kenya, Mohammad Maziad Al-Tuwaijri of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Liam Fox of the United Kingdom.

Jesus Seade Kuri of Mexico, Tudor Ulianovschi of Moldova and Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh of Egypt were eliminated from the process.