Lebanon Nominates Challenger to Trump's Choice to Lead World Bank


Voice of America  | Tue, Feb 19, 2019

by David Lawder


WASHINGTON — Lebanon has nominated investment banker Ziad Hayek as a candidate for president of the World Bank, mounting the first challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to lead the development lender, Hayek said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

Hayek, who has served as secretary general of Lebanon's High Council for Privatization since 2006, also posted a nomination letter from Lebanon's finance ministry.

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