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Lagarde is Named New Head of the International Monetary Fund

June 28, 2011

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Christine Lagarde was named the new head of the International Monetary Fund, the organization said in an e-mailed statement in Washington today.

Lagarde, 55, is currently the finance minister of France. She will replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned last month after his arrest in New York on charges that included attempted rape.

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