Thursday, March 24, 2005

Wolfowitz turns on the charm.

Politics: "Filthy" Wolfowitz is a now a lock for the world bank post.

"By Paul Blustein Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, March 24, 2005; Page A02 Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz virtually sealed his election as World Bank president yesterday after meeting with members of the bank's board, who were impressed and reassured by his answers to their questions, according to bank sources. In the process, though, Wolfowitz's march to the bank presidency has sparked jockeying among foreign officials over other jobs, with European officials pressing for a European to get the No. 2 post at the bank, according to several bank sources. Wolfowitz told European board members yesterday that he recognized the need for a top management position to go to someone from their countries, European sources said. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions."

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