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February 6, 2019

Trump may tap World Bank critic to lead it

  • David Malpass would succeed Jim Yong Kim, who announced in January that he was stepping down three years before his term was to expire.
  • By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JOSH BOAK
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The World Bank may be poised for a shake-up with President Donald Trump planning to nominate David Malpass, who has been a critic of the bank, to lead the institution focused on global poverty.

    Malpass' selection was confirmed by a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to comment publicly on personnel decisions. Trump is expected to make the announcement this week.


     
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