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Civil society steps up pressure. More and more civil society groups are joining the call for Wolfowitz to go.

Over 40 European organisations have signed a statement backing the Wolfowitz resignation call and urging a comprehensive overhaul of World Bank governance.

George Gelber, head of policy for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, said the bank should force Wolfowitz to resign amid allegations of corruption. "Paul Wolfowitz has made corruption an essential part of his personal policy platform, not only in the bank but also among all major donors," Gelber said in a more detailed statement.
"But now his actions have so damaged his own credibility as an anti-corruption campaigner that his position at the bank is untenable and he should resign. If he will not resign, then the bank board must ask him to leave."

South African trade unions and many others are also making the call in separate statements and appeals. Will government representatives listen?

Alex Wilks ~ April 19, 2007

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