Italy's Berlusconi urges France's Lagarde as IMF chief

May 19, 2011 21:34

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he backed French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as the best person to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund.

Berlusconi said in a written statement that Europe should express a common candidate to head the IMF.

"In this regard I believe the current French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde represents an excellent choice," he said.

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