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Candidates from nine countries vie to head WTO

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Nine countries have presented candidates to succeed Pascal Lamy as head of the World Trade Organisation ahead of the deadline Monday. 

Pascal Lamy, general director of the World Trade Organization (WTO), outside the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 27, 2012. Nine countries have presented candidates to succeed Lamy as head of the WTO ahead of the deadline.

The last candidate was Roberto Azevedo, Brazil's envoy to the WTO, whose name was put forth on Friday. He has been with the world's trade oversight body since 2008.

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