No-Confidence Vote Looms For Wolfowitz

Endgame near as majority of bank board favors dismissal
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2007 8:00 AM CDT
No-Confidence Vote Looms For Wolfowitz
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The World Bank executive board plans to force Paul Wolfowitz out of his post as president this week, reports The Washington Post; they're hoping a vote of no-confidence will induce him to resign without having to risk angering the U.S. by firing him.

The board will wait until after the tenacious neocon presents his written defense against the accuasations that he improperly arranged a promotion and raise for his girlfriend. But not long after: Wolfowitz is scheduled to appear before the board Tuesday, and senior bank officials tell the Post  they will vote soon after, asserting that his continued tenure will jeopardize the bank's ability to raise money for its mission. (More Paul Wolfowitz stories.)

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