IMF / LAGARDE NOMINATION

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ENGLISH 11-Feb-2016 00:02:10
In a press briefing at the headquarters in Washington, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice confirmed this morning that the current Managing Director was the only candidate at the conclusion of the 3-week period during which nominations for a new Director could be made. IMF
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IMF/LAGARDE NOMINATION
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DATELINE: 11 FEBRUARY 2016, WASHINGTON DC

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Director Communications Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF):
“The period for submitting nominations for the position of the next Managing Director closed on Wednesday, February 10. One candidate, current Managing Director Christine Lagarde, has been nominated. The Board will now work in line with the process described in its decision of January 20, including meetings between the candidate, Mme Lagarde, and Executive Directors. The Board’s goal is to complete the selection process as soon as possible.”
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Director Communications Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF):
“Since the beginning of the program, and the beginning of this current engagement with Ukraine, the whole issue of governance and anti-corruption has been a center part of the program objectives.”
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Director Communications Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF):
“Without a substantial new effort to invigorate these government reforms and fight corruption, it was hard to have an enabling environment in place where the IMF program could continue and be successful.”
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerry Rice, Director Communications Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF):
“There has been progress, I want to acknowledge that, but it is vital that Ukraine and its leadership accelerates and deepens the reforms efforts to support the much needed transformation of Ukraine’s economy.”
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In a press briefing at the headquarters in Washington, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice confirmed this morning that the current Managing Director was the only candidate at the conclusion of the 3-week period during which nominations for a new Director could be made. “The period for submitting nominations for the position of the next Managing Director closed on Wednesday, February 10.

One candidate, current Managing Director Christine Lagarde, has been nominated. The Board will now work in line with the process described in its decision of January 20, including meetings between the candidate, Mme Lagarde, and Executive Directors. The Board’s goal is to complete the selection process as soon as possible”, he said.

And in other news, he reiterated IMF’s concern regarding Ukraine. “Since the beginning of the program, and the beginning of this current engagement with Ukraine,” he said, “the whole issue of governance and anti-corruption has been a center part of the program objectives.”

He added that “without a substantial new effort to invigorate these government reforms and fight corruption, it was hard to have an enabling environment in place where the IMF program could continue and be successful.”

He confirmed that Ukraine had made some progress. “There has been progress, I want to acknowledge that, but it is vital that Ukraine and its leadership accelerates and deepens the reforms efforts to support the much needed transformation of Ukraine’s economy.”
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