France's Lagarde is seen as front-runner for IMF top job

 

Support is building among European leaders to select French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Lagarde is "one of the obvious candidates" because of her leadership in global financial coordination and managing Europe's sovereign-debt crisis. Government officials throughout Europe have privately expressed support for her. Full story here