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EU governments pick Bulgaria's Georgieva as European candidate to lead IMF

EU governments pick Bulgaria's Georgieva as European candidate to lead IMF
FILE PHOTO: Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria at the EU Parliament in Brussels October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Vidal -
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments chose Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva as their candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund, after more than 12 hours of talks and votes amid divisions within the 28-nation bloc.

The only alternative candidate to Georgieva, Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem congratulated her on Twitter after a second round vote in which she emerged as the clear winner.

(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio; ; editing by John Stonestreet)

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