The IMF needs a European leader

Continuity rather than tradition should guide the choice of IMF managing director to help resolve Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

The IMF needs a European leader
Dominique Strauss-Kahn appearing at Manhattan Criminal Court

The nationality of the managing director of the International Monetary Fund IMF shouldn’t matter, but clearly it does.

Now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has stepped down after his arrest last weekend for the alleged sexual assault of a maid in a New York hotel, it is important that his replacement can drive initiatives towards a resolution of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, gain the confidence of capital markets and maintain the goodwill of key political...

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