Skip to comments.Is Brown destined for the IMF?
Posted on 05/12/2010 7:50:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) After three rocky years as prime minister, election defeat has forced Gordon Brown to consider his future and speculation is swirling it might include a stint at the helm of the IMF.
After being battered by financial meltdown and backbench revolts Brown may not be looking for a new job quickly, much less one that includes tackling Europe's debt crisis.
But little over 24 hours since the Scot left office the chattering classes in London and Washington are already awash with rumors he may be interested in leading the International Monetary Fund.
Like his predecessor Tony Blair -- who, erroneously, was tipped to become the European Union's first president -- Brown is being linked with a top international job that would retain his spot on the world stage.
The same rumor mill sees the IMF's current managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn having another crack at the French presidency in 2012, although he has so far been tight-lipped about his future.
In 2006 Strauss-Kahn failed to secure the Socialist Party nomination to challenge for the Elysee Palace.
But old IMF hands are cooing about Brown as a serious contender, citing his leadership during the credit crunch and commitment to ending third world poverty.
As a long-serving chairman and member of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which steers IMF policy, Brown has many friends in the relm of Bretton Woods.
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After three rocky years as prime minister, election defeat has forced Gordon Brown, pictured on May 11, to consider his future and speculation is swirling it might include a stint at the helm of the IMF. (AFP/File/Leon Neal)
Yeah..a Socialist is going to somehow end Third World poverty. Ha..
Lets help a country destroy their economy and then I’ll get a job at the IMF!
I can think of few people less qualified than the guy who sold off a good part of the Bank of England’s gold reserves at rock bottom prices.
So Mr. Obama will be the next United Nations Secretary General or world emperor?
lets hope he gets in there and sells all the IMF’s gold too
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