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Critics laughed when Cormann chased the top OECD job, but they underestimated him – Sydney Morning Herald

Social media’s shock over Mathias Cormann’s victory is what happens when Twitter has an encounter with the real world.



Cormanns opponents underestimated his political instincts and extensive international political network developed from his time in cabinet. They also did not see the intense effort underway behind the scenes to secure victory.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade rolled out a campaign strategy that delivered results. Morrison phoned dozens of world leaders and his ministers also lobbied their counterparts. Ambassadors in key countries met with senior officials…

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