Following the shocking allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn and being hauled off a plane, arrested and denied bail, he now resides under suicide watch awaiting trial. Apparently, he won’t have the benefit of diplomatic immunity and his ambitions for the next leader of France have obviously been greatly diminished. On to his replacement…There’s been plenty of talk about successors, most of them based in the EU. Take a look at the table below compliments of the Economist.
No American has ever headed the IMF, but since US taxpayers actually fund a fair amount of the IMF (America: Pissed That You’re Bailing out the EU? Because You Are…), I wonder why not? There’s only one American candidate in the running and tons of EU contestants.
What Are Your Thoughts on an American IMF Leader?