who will be next World Bank President What will they do


Don't make it a US domestic issue In an inciteful piece by Krishna Guha in today's FT, the read is that if the Wolfowitz issue is picked up by the Democrats then Bush will defend him to the death. Interesting is the assessment of where the Europeans are at.

Europe is too heavily invested in the Bank to allow Wolfowitz to stick out the remaining three years "without radical changes to his presidency". Guha suggests that Wolfowitz may sack his "intensely disliked aides" (Robin Cleveland and Kevin Kellems). The UK, Germany, the Netherlands (and to a lesser extent France) are pushing for such changes. Spain and Italy not yet on board the joint European push, leaving one wondering what's holding Zapatero and Prodi back?

Jeff Powell ~ April 17, 2007

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