The EU member states’ governments have not yet been able to reach a consensus candidate for the post of IMF chief, EURACTIV reported.
On July 29, the Financial Times, citing a source in the EU, said that only three applicants for the position of IMF Managing Director are currently being considered. According to the source, when choosing a single candidate, the EU governments countries assess the possibility of nominating the ex-chairman of the Eurogroup, the former Finance Minister of the Netherlands Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the World Bank's Chief Executive Officer Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva and the head of the Central Bank of Finland Olli Rehn.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund previously announced the start of the selection process for the new managing director of the organization in return for Christine Lagarde, who resigned in connection with her candidacy for the post of head of the European Central Bank (ECB). By tradition, the head of the IMF, headquartered in Washington, is the representative of one of the countries of Europe.