The World Trade Organisation is set to have its first full-term leader from an emerging country, after the candidates of Brazil and Mexico made the final round to succeed Frenchman Pascal Lamy, a source told AFP Thursday.
Brazil's ambassador to the WTO, Roberto Azevedo gestures on January 31, 2013. He is among the candidates to replace France's Pascal Lamy at the head of the agency.
The diplomatic source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Brazil's WTO ambassador Roberto Azevedo and Mexico's Herminio Blanco, a former senior trade negotiator, had cleared the remaining hurdle for a head-to-head contest.
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