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Picking the next WTO leader: A long, political and complicated process

May 20, 2020 at 5:39 PM
The race to replace World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo begins officially on June 8 -- and countries already are moving to stake their claims in what is sure to be a political, complicated and divisive process that is likely to extend past the three-month window before Azevêdo leaves office, analysts and sources say. Azevêdo unexpectedly announced last week that he would step down a year early, as of Sept. 1 this year. His decision comes as the WTO faces...


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