World Bank Board to decide on Wolfowitz on March 31
World Bank Board to Consider Wolfowitz
Mar 25, 4:44 PM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The World Bank's board plans to meet
next week to consider the nomination of Deputy Defense
Secretary Paul Wolfowitz to take the helm of the
The bank said Friday that its 24-member board will
meet March 31 to make a decision.
President Bush last week recommended that Wolfowitz be
the next president of the 184-nation World Bank.
The United States is the bank's largest shareholder.
The bank traditionally has had an American president.
Germany, Britain and Italy have publicly backed
Wolfowitz, giving him important support from Europe,
where hostility to the U.S.-led war in Iraq lingers.
The selection of Wolfowitz, an architect of the Iraq
war, has drawn criticism, especially from some
international aid and other groups.