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Manuel makes his play? Last week, worldbankpresident.org broke the story that Trevor Manuel - South African finance minister - was being touted as candidate for World Bank president.

Now, Bloomberg's Simon Kennedy and Michael McKee report that Manuel has used the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos to push for consideration of a non-US president.

"It should be a broader opportunity,'' Manuel, is quoted as saying. "The success of the bank in dealing with developmental issues going forward would require the best person regardless of nationality.''

Manuel refused to name possible candidates, but said he had a number in mind. It's not clear whether he would put himself at the top of the list...

[Thanks to Simon Kennedy for sending us the story. We'll post a link when it's online.]

David Steven ~ January 26, 2005

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