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World Bank board elects Treasury's Malpass as next president

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World Bank board elects Treasury's Malpass as next president
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump introduces the U.S. candidate in election for the next President of the World Bank David Malpass at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo   -   Copyright  Jim Young(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank told Reuters on Friday that its executive board unanimously approved David Malpass, the U.S. Treasury Department’s top diplomat, as the bank’s next president, continuing the 73-year tradition of an American leading the development lender.

Malpass, the Treasury’s undersecretary for international affairs who advised U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, was the sole candidate for the job. He will start his new role next week, during the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings, a bank spokesman said.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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