IAEA Boss Search Widened
Source: Nuclear Engineering International (5/5/09)
"Three new candidates have been put forward in the contest for the director-general of the IAEA."
They are Spain's Luis Echávarri, Slovenia's Ernest Petric and Belgium's Jean-Pol Poncelet. They join two previous candidates, Japan's Yukiya Amano and South Africa's Abdul Samad Minty.
In March, neither of the previous two candidates was able to muster a two-thirds majority from the 35-member board of governors required for nomination to the director-general post, although Amano only just missed out.
ElBaradei was made the IAEA director in 1997, and was re-elected in 2001 and 2005.