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Wrong person for a difficult job

Lagarde was always the wrong choice for the job. The least that countries like Australia should do is vehemently defy her demands for additional contributions to her compromised IMF. [...]

Glamour over substance

Just days after the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from the International Monetary Fund, French finance minister Christine Lagarde emerged as the frontrunner to succeed him. As nominations closed this week, her only remaining opponent, Mexican central banker Agustín Carstens, has all but conceded defeat. The IMF may soon get its first female managing director. [...]

Glamour over substance

Just days after the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn from the International Monetary Fund, French finance minister Christine Lagarde emerged as the frontrunner to succeed him. As nominations closed this week, her only remaining opponent, Mexican central banker Agustín Carstens, has all but conceded defeat. The IMF may soon get its first female managing director. [...]