With nominations in and lobbying winding down we want to know who you’d (dis)like to see as the head of the IMF [see sidebar].
But who will our governments be supporting?
Our friend Tony Fleming over at Global Memo has been keeping a tally of country position statements. Pick a country and see what they say. What’s more, if you’ve info that he hasn’t, why not help him fill in the blanks?
As well as documenting their position he notes each member state’s voting percentage to give us an idea of how much sway they have. But remember, it’s not the country’s individual voting share that counts per se but rather that of their country representative on the board.
Whilst the US, UK, France, Japan and Germany have their own seats, the remaining 182 members are represented by 19 country directors.
So while Fischer will get the backing of Israel, and Marchenko had the support of the Ukraine and other CIS states, their votes are cast by the Netherlands who early on in the process said “Europe should retain its traditional right to name the IMF chief”.
With Lagarde gaining the vocal support of more countries by the day, the maths it seems, is also on her side…