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South Korea's Yoo Myung-hee named in final two for top WTO job

Trade minister competes against Nigerian for job of mediating between US and China

SEOUL -- South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee was selected Thursday as one of two candidates, both female, to run the World Trade Organization.

The Geneva-based agency said Yoo and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister in Nigeria, passed the second round of the process to succeed Roberto Azevedo as director-general. The winner will be decided by consensus after the next round of consultations that the WTO said will run through Oct. 27.

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