Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another member of Socialist International (Kemal Dervis) could be heading International Monetary Fund

a former communist later turn socialist from Turkey, a non-Eruopean country, seem to be in line for the highest post of International Monetary Fund.

Kemal Dervis, former Administrator of UNDP who was "let go" by Ban Ki Moon following the scandals in North Korea (DPRK), seem to be willing to consider entering the race to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

WSJ today said: "If Mr. Dervis were to put himself forward, he'd be a strong candidate - but he'd also present German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a tough test of whether she believes a Turk counts as European".

Looking at IMF history, since 1946, the post was held by only europeans, mostly members of Socialist International.

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