Christine Lagarde… “Présidente de la France”…??

Christine Lagarde... Managing Director of the IMF...

Christine Lagarde

A beguiling mixture

Of steel and silk“…

Add to that concoction… her phenomenal charm…

Diplomatic… skills…

Gala at the Elysée...You’re in the… presence of a…

Formidable… woman.

Watching… Lagarde

On Candy Crowley‘s… “State of the Union” political news show on CNN…

I… am…

Even more impressed… by this foxy silver-haired lady…

Than… ever.

Having admired her immensely as France’s Minister of Finance… in office from 2007 to 2011… none… including myself… were surprised by her being elected Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund… assuming office on the 5th of July 2011… (taking over from DSK)… prompting Nicolas Sarkozy to declare her appointment as a “Victory for France”.

Bien dit“…

Timothy Geithner… the US Treasury Secretary added to the accolades…

Lagarde’s exceptional talent and broad experience will provide invaluable leadership for this indispensable institution at a critical time for the global economy“…

Citing only two… of the legion complimentary adjectives given whenever Lagarde is the subject at hand.

However… this capable French lawyer has her detractors…  Oxfam the charity working in developing nations expressed their disdain when she was appointed as head of the IMF calling it… “farcical”… arguing that their view of the lack of transparency in the appointment process hurt the IMF’s credibility…

Not to mention the uproar… provoked by her comments when she was interviewed by The Guardian in May 2012… 

When asked about the crisis-stricken Greece… she retorted…

Do you know what? As far as Athens is concerned I also think about all those people who are trying to escape tax all the time. All these people in Greece who are trying to escape tax“.

The Greeks furiously sent her hate mail… 10,000 comments had been left on her Facebook page… many of which were obscene. 

Christine Lagarde... at the Elysée...

She stood… her ground…

“The lady… is not for turning”…

Ranked the 8th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine… she is the first woman ever… to become finance minister of a G8 economy… is also the first woman to ever head the IMF.

Lagarde is optimistic about making an exit… from the existing economic mess the world is in…

She gives a positive message… by quoting Robert Musil which says…

Man is capable of anythingincluding the best“…

Quite…

Tall… handsomely striking…

Self-assured… elegant…

Christine Lagarde

Is one… impressive lady…

I like… her…

Admire… her…

Christine Lagarde... Forbes Magazine...Enormously…

We can… hardly wait…

For Lagarde… to become…

The first… woman President of France…

Ever…

We will… unequivocally …

Unreservedly…

Vote… for her…

Christine Lagarde

Présidente de la France”

2017…??

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