The Americans would like him to lead the IMF
Arms and money: Americans want to run the IMF
Norwegian television is claiming that the outgoing NATO secretary general is the US favorite to lead the Washington-based financial organisation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg could become the new head of the International Monetary Fund, Norwegian TV 2 reported on Wednesday, citing “reliable” sources within the North Atlantic Alliance. .
A source quoted by Norwegian television claims that he is the NATO Secretary General who ended up being America’s favorite to lead the financial organization based in Washington.
The IMF is currently headed by Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva, whose term ends in 2024.
Jens Stoltenberg was due to leave NATO in September, but his mandate was extended until the end of 2023 due to the war in Ukraine. There is still no successor in sight for that position, so many media speculate that Stoltenberg may extend his mandate beyond 2023.
However, several high-ranking politicians are considering proposals for a new Secretary General of the Alliance. Allegedly, NATO is aiming to put a woman at its helm for the first time, and Slovak President Zuzana Caputova, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kalas and former Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović are mentioned among the candidates.
The New York Times reported in early November that the “leading candidate” favored by Washington to replace NATO Secretary General Christy Freeland is Canada’s deputy prime minister and finance minister.
Freeland is a politician known for her strong position in favor of Ukraine and against Russia, she is the grandson of Mihail Chomjak, who published a pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic newspaper in the occupied Polish city of Krakow, RT recalls.
“Each candidate’s support for Ukraine in the war against Russia will be one of the main factors,” writes the New York Times.
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