President Donald J Trump named David Malpass, currently US Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs, as the US candidate for the Presidency of the World Bank - formally the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD - on February 6 after current President Jim Yong Kim resigned unexpectedly from the position on February 1.

Washington doesn’t have the only word

Although not a hard and fast requirement, the US selected for the IBRD’s lead position is almost invari...

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