Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Lamy to lead the WTO for the next 4 years

It's been reported that Lamy is so far the only candidate for the WTO DG position and therefore will probably be automatically elected to serve a 2nd term as the WTO DG. How time has changed! Ten years ago, the heated DG-race between Supachai and Moore almost tore the organization apart. Also, when Lamy himself ran for the position in 2005, there was some strong competition from Foreign Minister Jaya Krishna Cuttaree of Mauritius. In my view, it's probably better to have Lamy serve another 4-year term in the interest of the consistency of the leadership in the WTO. 

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