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More details on how a vote may look like. Citing board sources, a new Reuters report says "World Bank board majority want Wolfowitz to resign".

Here is some key passages from the news report:

"It is now very clear that a majority of members think Mr. Wolfowitz must resign," said one board source from a developing country, which received instructions from its capital this week not to support Wolfowitz's continued leadership.

"We believe that the World Bank cannot continue under the leadership of Mr. Wolfowitz," the source told Reuters.

Asked how many member countries thought Wolfowitz should resign, the source told Reuters: "More than 50 percent."

Board sources said Canada and Japan would support the United States in its backing for Wolfowitz together with countries in Africa, where Wolfowitz has focused much of his attention.

The sources said Europe's push for Wolfowitz to resign was supported by Brazil, South Korea, India, Russia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Exactly where China, Malaysia, Pakistan and Mexico stood remained unclear.

A Washington source ~ May 11, 2007

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