Representatives of the countries of the European Union chose on Friday, a single candidate as the new managing Director of the International monetary Fund, the representative of Bulgaria Kristalina Georgiev.
Elections were held via e-mail under the overall guidance of the French financial Department. The applicant is requested to enlist the support of a qualified majority of 55% of EU countries, i.e. 16 countries, which, moreover, must account for at least 65% of the population of the European Union.
At the final stage of the struggle was between candidates Georgieva and the representative of the Netherlands Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Victory Georgieva managed to get only in the fourth round of voting. Dijsselbloem congratulated Georgiev with success. Vote and debate on the candidates continued on Friday, more than 12 hours.
Kristalina Georgieva (born August 13, 1953) is a Bulgarian economist and Professor, expert on sustainable development issues. From 2010 to 2014 was the European Commissioner for international cooperation, from November 2014 to December 2016 worked as third Vice President of the European Commission. 2017 is in the post of chief Executive officer of the world Bank. Her candidacy was actively supported by France.
Recall, the Executive Board of the International monetary Fund on July 26 announced the beginning of the selection process for a new managing Director of the organization is Christine Lagarde, who July 2 resigned in connection with the nomination of its candidate for the post of head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Although on the same day it announced that it temporarily ceases to perform the duties of the managing Director of the IMF, Lagarde will officially leave his current position on September 12.
First, from the EU to the chair of the head of the IMF claimed five candidates: former Chairman of the Eurogroup and former Finance Minister of the Netherlands Jeroen Deysselblum, a spokeswoman for Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the Central Bank of Finland, Olli Rehn, the current Chairman of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno and Minister of economy and business in Spain Have Calvino.