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WTO Leadership Race Hits New Hurdle as Geneva Lockdown Returns

  • Local officials impose new restrictions amid rising infections
  • Would delay Okonjo-Iweala’s bid to be WTO’s first woman leader
The potential delay of next week’s meeting is neither the only nor the greatest hurdle to Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment.

The potential delay of next week’s meeting is neither the only nor the greatest hurdle to Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment.

Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

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The World Trade Organization’s effort to select a new leader next week could be delayed for at least another month because of the rapid spread of Covid-19 in Switzerland.