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Okonjo-Iweala May Quite Top Job at WTO and this is why?

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  • frustration at WTO maybe top reason for Ngozi Okonjo-Iwealato resign top job
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the leader of the World Trade Organization, began the year with a plan to score quick negotiating victories that she said would help reboot the dysfunctional Geneva-based trade body.

Now, seven months into her 4 1/2-year term, Okonjo-Iweala has fully grasped the frustrating reality of the WTO’s historical inertia, even privately floating the idea of resigning if no headway can be found on critical issues, according to five trade officials in Geneva who declined to be identified.

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