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Mike Moore

Mike Moore (born 1949) was Prime Minister of New Zealand for a short period in 1990, and remained leader of the opposition for the New Zealand Labour Party after the election in that year. He first entered parliament in 1972. As Prime Minister he appointed The Wizard of New Zealand. He took a keen interest in international trade issues. He became the favoured candidate of one group of countries for the post of director-general of the World Trade Organization. After a period of heated negotiation he obtained the post, taking the first half of a six year term shared with Supachai Panitchpakdi, officially taking office on September 1, 1999. He soon found himself in a difficult position, a figure of hate for the anti-globalization movement and also blamed for the failure of the 3rd ministerial conference in Seattle.
See Michael Moore for the leftist social critic.

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