Strauss-Kahn's Successor Why the New IMF Head Can't Be European

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in jail, and the debate over his successor as IMF head has already begun. German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to see another European get the job. But that would be a fatal signal to emerging powers such as China and India.
Von Thorsten Benner
IMF headquarters in Washington.

IMF headquarters in Washington.

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