WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Ivanka Trump will take part in the nomination process for a new head of the World Bank.
The senior adviser was asked to participate by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin because she has worked with World Bank leaders on a variety of projects. The White House said she is not a contender for the post.
Jim Yong Kim, the current president of the World Bank, announced last week that he is resigning.
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With Kim’s exit, President Donald Trump will have the opportunity to nominate his own choice to fill the position. The leaders at the 189-nation World Bank have all been Americans. But other countries have complained about this pattern.
Kim’s permanent successor will be decided by the World Bank’s board of directors.
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