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Vol 45 No 17

Published 27th August 2004

World Banker

The United States president appoints the World Bank president. James Wolfensohn (AC Vol 45 No 14) finishes his second five-year term at the Bank on 31 May and has carefully not said whether he wants to stay on. Many are terrified that President George W. Bush might name one of his ultraconservative friends for the job before November's presidential election or during the lame-duck period that would follow his defeat.

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