Kuwaiti Candidate has Widespread Support for Top OPEC Job, Sources Say

OPEC is expected to elect a new secretary general at its meeting on Jan. 4.


Kuwait's candidate to lead the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has widespread support from the group, with current secretary general Mohammad Barkindo not expected to seek re-election, two sources told Reuters.

Haitham al-Ghais, a former Kuwaiti governor to OPEC, is the only candidate for the role of secretary general, the two sources added.

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