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WTO gives update on Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy for DG, reveals who has best chance at getting the job

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation has the best shot at getting a consensus, according to the organisation.

In a tweet on Wednesday, October 28, the WTO said results of the consultations to appoint the next DG is now out.

The head of delegates had a meeting in Geneva and it was announced that consultations on the way forward will begin as soon as possible.

WTO spokesperson Keith Rockwell said:

“The candidate that had the best chance of attaining a consensus of the membership is Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria. Consultations on the way fwd will start immediately.”

The world body will reconvene in November 2020 to decide the way forward.

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Okonjo-Iweala is Nigeria’s former finance and foreign affairs minister and a well-respected economist.

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