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Nigerian, South Korean make last round of WTO chief race

Geneva-based trade body will be headed by a woman for the first time

The World Trade Organization has only had male leaders in its quarter-century history.   © Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea's Yoo Myung-hee are through to the final round of selection to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, three sources said on Wednesday.

The reduction of the field from five to two means, if confirmed, that the 25-year-old, Geneva-based trade body would be led by a woman for the first time.

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