Strauss-Kahn gets EU boost for top Fund job

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former French finance minister, looks set to become the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after receiving the support of the finance ministers of the European Union (EU). The current managing director, Spain's Rodrigo de Rato, will step down by October.

"Ecofin (EU finance ministers) agrees to support D. Strauss-Kahn for IMF Director," the Portuguese government, which is currently leading talks between the 27 EU nations, said in a message

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