Berlin 'strongly backs' Lagarde candidacy to IMF

25th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Berlin "strongly backs" the candidacy of French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as head the International Monetary Fund, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Wednesday.

"The government of the Federal Republic strongly backs her candidacy," Seibert told a news conference after Lagarde formally announced she was running for the job.

© 2011 AFP

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