IMF chief resigns

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www.vsyako.netChristine Lagarde Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters

Christine Lagarde will step down as managing Director of the International monetary Fund (IMF). It is assumed that the statement she gave on Tuesday, July 16. About it reports Reuters, citing sources.

According to the Agency, its powers expire on September 12. Lagarde has confirmed the resignation, she wrote about this in his Twitter. She explained that this decision was taken in the interests of the Fund and expressed the hope that her care will rebuke the choice of a successor.

Earlier it was reported that Lagarde temporarily relieve from office the managing Director at the time of her nomination for the head of the European Central Bank (ECB). She reported about it in early July, but did not specify the terms. Acting head of the Fund will be David Lipton, formerly the first Deputy Director of the IMF.

Lagarde was the first woman who became the managing Director of the International monetary Fund. In the case of appointment to the post of the head of the ECB, it will also become the first woman to hold the post.

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