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Bush Confirmation. Bush has just confirmed in a press briefing at the White House that he has nominated Paul Wolfowitz for World Bank President. Bush's sales pitch was that Wolfowitz is a "compassionate decent man, commited to development, and a skilled diplomat". We strongly disagree and think that Wolfowitz would be a diplomatic disaster at the Bank.

European government officials are actively discussing among themselves how to react. We and many colleagues around the world are urging them to take action to block the candidacy of Wolfowitz just as the Americans blocked the European candidate for the IMF job in 2000.

Activists and parliamentarians in different countries are taking action to get their governments to reinforce this point. We hope the backbone of the various governments on the board does not need too much reinforcing.

Alex Wilks ~ March 16, 2005

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