Okonjo-Iweala, elected WTO Director General

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s ex-finance minister and nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO,  has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.

The former minister polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister  opponent, at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African and first woman to occupy win that office at the WTO.

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The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.

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