Choose from the ex-President of the Eurogroup and the Executive Director of the world Bank.
On Friday EU Finance Ministers will attempt to select a candidate to head the international monetary Fund from the list of applicants shrunk to two people, the Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem and grinders of Kristalina Georgieva after three official dropped out of the race, according to Reuters.
Governor of the Central Bank of Finland’s Olli Rehn and the Minister of economy of Spain Nadia Calvino has not received sufficient support on Friday after the first round of voting among the representatives of the 28 EU countries. Portuguese Mario Centeno, Chairman of the Eurogroup, was removed from the list Thursday.
As President of the Eurogroup (2013 to 2018) Deysselblum brought the Eurozone from the debt crisis, together with the IMF was saved from the collapse of banks in Greece, Cyprus and Spain.
Kristalina Georgieva today, holds the post of Executive Director of the world Bank. If approved, her nomination will be forced to change the rules of the IMF, according to which the head of the organization must be under the age of 65.
Representatives of the Nordic countries prefer Dijsselbloem, said Reuters. According to an unnamed European official, States in the southern and Eastern parts of the EU tend to Georgieva.
The names of the candidates for the post of head of the IMF should be made public until September 6. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mayor headed the process of selecting a European candidate.
The former head of the IMF Christine Lagarde resigned in July after the EU leaders chose her instead of Mario Draghi as President of the European Central Bank.