After the chief of the World Trade Orgnization Roberto Azevedo stepped down on Monday, the employer is dealing with a couple of disaster except a captain to steer the ship.
While the scenario should drag on for quite a few months, the race to find his alternative is on.
Eight candiadtes have put their name into the hat to exchange him, such as three from the African continent.
The hopefuls are Kenya’s Amina Mohamed, Eypt’s Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Eypt’s Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh.
If either of the first two candidates are selected, it should be not simply the first African to take the helm of the WTO, however additionally the first lady in the role.
Two Europeans, two Asians and one Latin American are also vying for the top job.
But the role comes at a difficult time.
The coronavirus pandemic has hammered international exchange and who ever succeeds Azevedo will also have to curb exchange tensions between the United States and China.
The world alternate physique additionally faces assaults from Washington, which has crippled the WTO dispute settlement attraction system and has additionally threatened to leave.
The WTO has two main roles. It negotiates alternate offers between its 164 members and also acts as a mediator for any disputes between countries.