10 Jun '11, 11pm

Two withdraw as Europe fights to keep IMF job

Two withdraw as Europe fights to keep IMF job

WASHINGTON - Two candidates to head the IMF backed out of the race Friday, denouncing Europe's bid to hold on to the job, but leaving French favorite Christine Lagarde facing just one challenger. Hours ahead of the close of nominations for managing director of the International Monetary Fund, dark horses Grigory Marchenko of Kazakhstan and Trevor Manuel of South Africa said they would not stand for the job. "It's more or less obvious that Christine Lagarde is going to be elected," the Kazakh central bank chief told CNN. "Quite a few people do have credentials... But again, it's not about a fair competition, it's about politics. And I think there, a political decision has been taken already." Earlier, South African planning minister Manuel also declined to stand, praising Lagarde as "very competent" but criticizing Europe's 65-year hold on the position. "A lot more should h...

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