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Fiorina still in with chance. Two well-placed people I have just spoken to in Washington have confirmed that the administration is playing its cards very close to its chest on the Bank presidency. One said, however, that Wolfowitz rumours have died away. Another that "the latest rumour is McPherson is out of the running while Carly Fiorina is still in contention". They considered this the wrong way round. more...

Alex Wilks ~ March 10, 2005

Wolfowitz in, out, shake it all about. According to outgoing World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, Paul Wolfowitz is out of the running ("no longer part, I think, of the exercise, so I don't think there is any need to comment") - but Reuters finds a "Republican source" to disagree...

Fiorina said to be favourite, with Chao hanging on in there...

David Steven ~ March 03, 2005

Outside the box. In an editorial, the Washington Post dismisses the claims of all leading candidates for presidency of the "powerful but fragile" World Bank - bar Colin Powell, who may not be willing to take the job on.

"If Mr. Powell is not interested, the Bush administration should think outside the box," it says, without giving us any help as to what "out of the box" might mean in this context. more...

David Steven ~ January 23, 2005

A new candidate: insider tip. Worldbankpresident.org has received the following from an insider who wants to remain anonymous.

"There is one other candidate you have omitted - Elaine Chao. My source for this is Wolfensohn himself. more...

Alex Wilks ~ January 11, 2005


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