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Why not Chirac? French colleague Jean Merckaert, who works at CCFD writes from Paris this morning with another intriguing suggestion: "Jacques Chirac left the Elysée Palace one week ago. In his last speech as President he promised to keep active on development, environment and Africa. French media mentionned the project of a Chirac Foundation on sustainable development, with Michel Camdessus as an advisor... is that another name for the World Bank? If the World Bank presidency conferred judicial immunity he might be interested. And if governments want to take advantage of Wolfie's resignation to put an end to the fight against corruption, then it could be a deal!" George Bush might take some persuading to put this old European on the shortlist, but if other former presidents and prime ministers are being discussed, why not Chirac?

Alex Wilks ~ May 23, 2007


 
 
 
   

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