World Bank Deliberates Wolfowitz Tenure

The board of the World Bank is to convene discussions on the tenure of its president, Paul Wolfowitz, who has been battling calls for his ouster after a finding that he broke the rules by arranging a promotion and raise for his girlfriend.

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Here's an update on two embattled leaders. The first is World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz. His future is still uncertain. Yesterday, the World Bank board considered what to do about a finding that he broke the rules by arranging a promotion and generous pay raise for his girlfriend. A board source said Wolfowitz was expected to quit but be speared severe criticism. By the end of the day, though, no such agreement was reached.

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