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Diamantopoulou one of five candidates left in race for OECD head

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Former EU Commissioner and socialist minister Anna Diamantopoulou is one of five candidates left in the race to become the next head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid and Canada’s ex-finance minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday announced their decision to withdraw from the race.

Established in 1961, OECD is a Paris-based international organization of 37 member states with market economies that aim to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development. It has never been led by a woman.

Former EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom of Sweden is the only other female candidate left in the OECD secretary-general race.