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Woicke in the running? Worldbankpresident.org has received an anonymous 4am phone call alerting us that Peter Woicke may be lining up for the World Bank president job. Woicke, the outgoing head of the private sector support arm of the World Bank Group (the IFC), is apparently becoming a U.S. citizen in the next couple of weeks. more...

Alex Wilks ~ February 19, 2005

Who runs the world? We get a nice plug from Noura Boustany in the Washington Post (scroll for it, free subs), who reckons that Randall Tobias is the only "major remaining candidate" for president, with Colin Powell and Christine Todd Whitman out of the running.

Apparently, James Wolfensohn and John Snow, US Treasury Secretary, had lunch yesterday to discuss sucessors.

David Steven ~ January 19, 2005

No good candidates. The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial, is down on foreign aid (not an effective development tool), down on the World Bank (half a trillion dollars down the pan), and down on the candidates to replace James Wolfensohn as Bank president.

Christine Todd Whitman - "bends with the prevailing media winds". Colin Powell - "would bring star quality but not economic experience to the task". Peter McPherson - "helped develop post-Saddam Iraq's pro-growth economic policies" (it's not clear if the WSJ thinks this is a good or a bad thing).

David Steven ~ January 13, 2005

Christine Todd Whitman was touted yesterday by the Washington Post as a potential candidate for World Bank president.

Strange they didn't mention her attack on George Bush II, carried (subs) by the paper the previous day. more...

David Steven ~ January 04, 2005

The Washington Post floats a selection of candidates for the Bank job: Robert Zoellick, the U.S. Trade Representative; John Taylor, the undersecretary of the treasury for international affairs; Randall Tobias, the US's global AIDS coordinator; Christine Todd Whitman, the former director of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Carla Hills, who was the elder Bush's trade rep.

David Steven ~ January 03, 2005


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