IMF deputy head replaces DSK at G8: France

18th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

The IMF's deputy head John Lipsky will attend next week's G8 summit in place of its managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is in jail facing sexual assault charges, host France said Wednesday.

The French government's spokesman Francois Baroin told reporters Lipsky would represent the International Monetary Fund at the top-level summit in Deauville, northwestern France, on May 26 and 27.

Lipsky, an American, was appointed interim director of the global lender following Strauss-Kahn's arrest on Saturday on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. Lipsky has said he does not want the job permanently.

© 2011 AFP

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