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The International Atomic Energy Agency says a Japanese diplomat and a South African official are in the running to become the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s next chief executive.
The Vienna-based IAEA says Yukiya Amano of Japan and Abdul Samad Minty of South Africa are candidates to succeed Mohamed ElBaradei when he steps down as director-general at the end of November.
Both candidates are their countries’ representatives to the 35-nation IAEA board.
ElBaradei, who has headed the agency since 1997, announced last year that he would not serve a fourth term.