The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in an announcement published earlier today, March 6, 2014, announced that its coordination committee had nominated Francis Gurry for a second term by more than 20 votes. The coordination committee, which comprises 83 member states, voted on the list of four candidates. Gurry prevailed in the round of voting with 46 votes, with 20 votes for Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria, 10 votes for Alfredo Suescum Alfaro from Panama and seven votes for Jüri Seilenthal of Estonia. Read more
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