Christine Lagarde Chosen to Lead IMF

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has been chosen to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The United States has stated its support for Lagarde, effectively ensuring her selection for the IMF post recently vacated by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was arrested on charges of sexual assault in New York City.

Lagarde will be the first woman to head the IMF, but the latest in a long string of Europeans to lead the organization.  A number of governments around the world had expressed support for a non-European leader to take up the post, but the United States finally supported European nations’ bid to maintain control of the organization.

The Washington Post reports on Lagarde’s selection.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in European Union, French History, Women and Gender History. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s