Former New Zealand Prime Minister Mike Moore has died. He was 71.
Moore served as prime minister with Labour from September to November in 1990, at the age of 41, installed by caucus just weeks before the 1990 general election, replacing Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
At the time he was New Zealand’s third prime minister in 13 months, and lasted 59 days until Labour lost the general election. . .
In 1999, Moore secured the job of director-general of the World Trade Organisation, a job he kept until 2002. . .
His enthusiasm for trade was unbounded, although it took nearly 30 years before his idea of lamb burgers was taken up.
New Zealand owes him gratitude for his work for free trade while leading the WTO and when he was New Zealand’s ambassador to the United States.