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March 23, 2012


Obama Unveils Surprise Pick for World Bank

The White House plans to nominate Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.

Associated Press: "Obama took a strong personal interest in filling the World Bank vacancy after current president Robert Zoellick announced in February he was stepping down. Obama and his advisers considered more than a dozen candidates, including well-known figures in the administration. But in the end, officials said, Obama pushed for a nominee with broad development experience and was particularly drawn to Kim's innovative work fighting the spread of AIDS and tuberculosis."












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