New World Bank president confirmed

Robert Zoellick, a former US secretary of state and trade representative, has been unanimously approved as the new president of the World Bank.

New World Bank president confirmed
Robert Zoellick, a former US secretary of state and trade representative, has been unanimously approved as the new president of the World Bank.

Zoellick, the only nominee for the job, won the unanimous approval of the World Bank's board on Monday to become the poverty-fighting institution's next president.

He will now succeed Paul Wolfowitz who resigned after a promotion scandal involving his girlfriend.

Zoellick, like Wolfowitz, is a key ally of George Bush, the US president, and, like Wolfowitz, he has promised to focus his work on the poorest countries in Africa.

"Mr. Zoellick brings to the bank presidency strong leadership and managerial qualities as well as a proven track record in international affairs and the drive required to enhance the credibility and effectiveness of the bank," the World Bank board said in a statement.
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