Georgieva looks shoo-in for IMF job amid no-show by rivals

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By Phil Thornton
22 Aug 2019

Europe’s candidate to take over as the next head of the International Monetary Fund received a boost this week after the body’s executive board called for the age limit to be raised and hopes receded of a rival candidate stepping forward.

Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian CEO of the World Bank, has received the support of European countries, which have traditionally appointed the managing director of the IMF.

She got the backing of a majority 28 EU states, defeating the Dutch candidate Jeroen Dijsselbloem after two rounds of voting and ...

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