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Turkey's Dervis one of the strongest candidates for top job at IMF

Turkey's Dervis one of the strongest candidates for top job at IMF

The high-profile scandal at the top of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has left the position wide open for other strong candidates. According to analyses made by top news agencies around the world, Kemal Dervis's name emerges as one of the leading candidates for the position should the currently beleaguered Dominique Strauss-Kahn step down. Reuters has reported that Dervis, a former Turkish finance minister and head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is seen as a leading candidate for the IMF post if it goes to somebody not of European origin.