Wolfowitz Scandal May Spark Wider Changes

The World Bank Executive Board may decide as early as this week whether to ask Paul Wolfowitz to resign as Bank president.

Meanwhile, the controversy prompted initially by Wolfowitz's arrangement of a pay raise for his girlfriend has grown to involve issues that have little to do with Wolfowitz personally.

Now at stake is whether the United States will retain the privilege of naming the Bank president, and whether other Bank policies and practices should also be reconsidered.

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