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White House poised to nominate Dartmouth College President for World Bank chieftainship

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Hope he has better luck than with Dartmouth alum Turbo Tax Tim Geithner. BBC:

President Obama is set to nominate Korean-born US academic Jim Yong Kim to be the next president of the World Bank, according to reports.

The nomination of the Dartmouth College President, a doctor and former director of the HIV/Aids department at the World Health Organization, is a surprise.

Three African countries have endorsed the nomination of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The US has always held the post since the World Bank was founded in 1944.

But there is pressure for the next head to be from a developing nation.

The deadline for nominations to replace Robert Zoellick is 18:00 Washington time (22:00 GMT) on Friday.

Given this administration’s economic track record, we’re almost hoping the appointment won’t be our President’s guy.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/23/white-house-poised-to-nominate-dartmouth-college-president-for-world-bank-chieftanship/

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