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She wants IMF job: PARIS - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde (picture) announced yesterday that she will...

PARIS - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde (picture) announced yesterday that she will seek the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a candidacy that has widespread support across Europe. Ms Lagarde, 55, had remained silent about whether she wanted the job and said she came to the decision after "mature reflection" and consulting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "If I'm elected, I'll bring all my expertise as a lawyer, a minister, a manager and a woman" to the job, she said. The IMF's last managing director, Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, quit last week after he was accused of trying to rape a New York hotel maid. His five-year term was supposed to end next year. Ms Lagarde has the backing of Europe's main economies and, according to her government, China. Brazil will also privately support her rather than backing her main rival, Mexican centra...

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